THE TEAM

 
 
Armando Ribeiro

Born in 1968, diver since 1999.

Since the beginning of 2004 he dedicated himself to projects and expeditions of deep wreck diving, both in Portugal and abroad.

In Portugal he became known for the discovery of the Greek freighter Agios Nikolaos, sunk off Peniche and for the location of the wreckage of the Swiss airplane that crashed in 1977 on the south coast of Madeira.

 

Abroad has been part of numerous expeditions, including to emblematic wrecks such as the Andreia Doria, the Benghazi (the wreck of the crystals), wrecks of the Battle of Jutland, the Erich Geise, and the Britannic, among

many others.

 

In parallel, at these extreme depths, he develops his underwater photography and video activity, capturing dramatic and unique images of submerged pieces of history.

 

He has already won several national and international awards, including the Silver Medal at the X World Championship of Underwater Photography, in the Macro category. He has also been for several times the national vice-championship on “all-round” and has won several national titles in individual categories in the Underwater Photography championships.

He also attended several national and international conferences as a speaker.

Carlos Gomes

Born in 1976

Diving certifications

Extended Range Diver (TDI)

Sports Diver (BSAC)

Dive Master (PADI)

 

Other certifications or specialties

Oxygen Administration (BSAC)

Local Sailor License

Radiotelephone operator (Class A)

 

Other relevant data or functions

Joined Margulho and HyperDive teams as a Dive Guide between 2002 and 2005

 

Major Interests

Photography, Dog trainning, Shotokan Karate Practitioner

 

Professional qualification

Telecommunications Engineer

 

Professional experience

Specialized technical support for major telecom operators such as Telefonica, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Cellcom, Belgacom (Europe & Latin America).

Areas of expertise: new equipment installations, migration operations to Nokia equipment, technical audits, troubleshooting.

 

Current Occupation

Senior Engineer at Nokia - support for major operators, core mobile network specialist.

 
Eduardo Gomes

Born in 1970
 
Diving certifications

Dive Master (PADI)

Extended Range Diver (TDI)

Megalodon CCR Advanced Mixed Gas Diver (TDI)

Full Cave Diver (TDI)

 

Other certifications or specialties

Equipment Service Technician

Nitrox and Gas Blender (including Oxygen Service)

Cylinder Inspection and Testing

Ultrasonic Testing of Aluminum Cylinders

 

Functions in the Association

Chairman of the Fiscal Council

 

Professional qualification

​Electrical Engineer

 

Professional experience

Experience in maintenance, project management, operations and factory management.

 

Current Occupation

General Manager in a multinational company

 

Born in 1970
 
Diving certifications

Decompression Procedures Diver (TDI)
Advanced Open Water Diver (PADI)
Advanced Nitrox Diver (TDI)
Rescue Diver (PADI)
N2 Diver (NP EN 14153-2)

 

Other certifications or specialties

Introduction to Nautical and Underwater Archaeology (CIANS 31- N Introdutory 21)
Emergency Responder CPR (BLS) / First Aid - Adult

 

​Other relevant functions

President of the General Assembly of AESDA - Association of Underground Studies and Environmental Protection

 

​Major Interests

Caving, archaeology, paleontology

 

Functions in the Association

Secretary of the Fiscal Council

Professional qualification

Master in Archaeology (University of Algarve)

 

​Professional experience

Archaeology

Cultural Asset Management

 

Current Occupation

Senior Technician (Archaeologist) - Regional Directorate of Culture of Algarve

Frederico Tátá Regala
 
Manuel Leotte

Born in 1973
 
Diving certifications

Full Cave Diver (TDI)

Full Trimix Megalodon CCR User (IANTD)

Air Dil Deco Procedures CCR Inspiration/Vision/ Evolution User (ANDI)

Advanced Trimix Diver (TDI)

Advanced Diver (BSAC)

Megalodon CCR Advanced Mixed Gas Instructor (TDI and IART)

Air Dil Deco Procedures Optima CCR (TDI and IART)

Air Dil Deco Procedures Poseidon MK6 CCR (TDI and IART)

Full Trimix Instructor (IART)

Tec Rec 40 Instructor (DSAT)

Technical Dive Master Instructor (TDI)

Advanced Nitrox Instructor (TDI)

Decompression Procedures Instructor (TDI)

Open Water Instructor (SDI and BSAC)

Dragger Dolphin SCR Instructor (PADI and IART)

IDC Staff Instructor (PADI)

National Instructor of Recreational Diving

Recreational Diver (CPAS)

 

Other certifications or specialties

Advanced Gas Blender Trimix Instructor (DSAT)

Gas Blender (TDI)

Oxygen First Aid

EFR Primary & Secondary Care / Care for Children with Automated External Defibrillator Instructor

Instructor (DAN Europe)

Equipment Oxygen Service Technician (TDI)

Equipment Service Technician Scubapro/Uwatec and La Spirotechnique / Aqua-Lung

Service Technician Kirby Morgan

RYA Power Boat Level 2

VHF Radiotelephone Operator

Aquarium Technician (Forpescas / Lisbon Oceanarium)

Basic and Advanced Photography Courses (ARCO)

 

Outros relevant functions

Recreational Diver (CPAS) in 1989

Co-owner of Margulho Diving School

Diving instructor at Cipreia between 1995 and 1999

Diving instructor at Margulho between 1999 and 2003

Diving Instructor at Cydive (Cyprus) in 2003

Technical and Recreational Diving Instructor and Dive Guide at Camel Dive Club (Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt), between 2004 and 2007

Leader of GES Red Sea expeditions in September 2006 and March 2007

Training Officer / Instructor at Cipreia in 2009

​Training Officer / Instructor at Focusnatura in 2010

Freelance Technical Diving Instructor, in Portugal, since 2010

 

​Major Interests

Diving, photography, mountain biking and off-road

 

Functions in the Association

President of the General Assembly

Responsible for the Filling Station and equipment maintenance

 

Professional qualification

Diving Instructor and Guide

Top Up 50mt Commercial Diver

CSWIP 3.1U NDT

Offshore BOSIET and HUET

Professional experience

Scuba Diving Guide and Instructor in Portugal, Cyprus and Egypt

Commercial diver and dive team leader on various inshore, onshore and offshore projects in various countries in Europe, West Africa, Middle East and Asia

Responsible for mobilization and demobilization of saturation and air diving systems

Current Occupation

Commercial Diver in Inshore and Offshore Projects

Responsible for mobilization and demobilization of saturation and air diving systems

 
Nuno Sousa

Born in 1977
 
Diving certifications

Megalodon CCR Diver (TDI)

Trimix Diver (TDI)

Full Cave Diver (TDI)

Rescue Diver (PADI)

 

Other certifications or specialties

Local Sailor License

Radiotelephone Operator (Classe A)

Caving Level II (AESDA)

First Aid Basic Training (Portuguese Red Cross)

Functions in the Association

Board Secretary

Major interests

Caving

Archaeology

 

Professional qualification

Oceanographer

 

Current Occupation

Customer Manager in Movicontrol Company

Paulo Carmo
Paulo Carmo

Born in 1975
 
Diving certifications

Trimix Diver (TDI)
Megalodon CCR Advanced Mixed Gas Diver (TDI)

Full Cave Diver (TDI)

Dive Master (PADI)

 

Other certifications or specialties

First Aid Basic Training (Portuguese Red Cross)

Equipment Specialist (PADI)

 

Functions in the Association

Treasurer

​Major Interests

Underwater caving

 

Professional qualification

Software engineer

 

Professional experience

2012 to 2016: Responsible for the virtual infrastructure that supports several test platforms at NAV Portugal company

2005 to 2012: Technical Manager / Project Manager at Edisoft company for several European projects (PROCIV-NET / CECIS, MARISS, LRIT SHIP DB, PORTMOS, EDRS Mission Operations Center)

 

Current Occupation

Software Engineer at NAV Portugal E.P.E

Paulo Carmo
Paulo Carmo
Pedro Ivo Arriegas

Born in 1963
 
Diving certifications

Advanced Trimix Diver (TDI)

Atlantis/Dolphin Diver (TDI)

Megalodon CCR Mixed Gas Diver (TDI)

O2ptima CCR Air Dil Decompression Diver (TDI)

Full Cave Instructor (TDI)

Trimix Instructor (TDI)

Technical Divemaster Instructor (TDI)

Advanced Nitrox Instructor Trainer (TDI)

Decompression Procedures Instructor Trainer (TDI)

Advanced Instructor (BSAC)

Open Water Instructor (SDI)

Instructor M3 (CMAS)

National Instructor of Recreational Diving (Portuguese Navy)

Recreational Diving Instructor Trainer (Faculty of Human Motricity)

Recreational Diver (CPAS)

 

Other certifications or specialties

Gas Blender (TDI)

Oxygen Administration (BSAC)

Oxygen Provider (DAN Europe)

Basic Life Support (Portuguese Resuscitation Council)

Sailor License

Caving level II (AESDA)

Outros relevant functions

​Recreational Diver (CPAS) in 1991

Diving instructor at Cipreia until 1997

Co-owner of Abismar (Abyss Diving Organization) between 1994 and 1995 and later Margulho and Hyperdive diving schools

Diving instructor at Margulho between 1999 and 2003

Diving instructor at HyperDive 2004-2005

 

Functions in the Association

Chairman of the Board
 

Major Interests

Caving

Archaeology

Polyphony of the Renaissance

Professional qualification

Biologist, nature and biodiversity conservation

Specialization in phytosystematics and morphology of vascular plants.

 

Professional experience

Senior technician at the Institute of Nature Conservation and Forests. Collaboration in the elaboration of the National Ocean Strategy (2004) and the Natura 2000 Sectorial Plan (2006). Designation of Marine Protected Areas.

 

Current Occupation

National Contact Point for the LIFE Financial Fund on Nature and Biodiversity, National delegate to the Habitats Committee (EU). Functions in extending Natura 2000 to the marine environment

 
 
 
Rui Fernando Luís

Born in 1978


Diving certifications

Megalodon CCR Advanced Mixed Gas Diver (TDI)

Decompression Procedures (TDI)

Full Cave Diver (TDI)

Rescue Diver (PADI)

 

Other certifications or specialties

Caving level III (AESDA)

First Aid Course

Underwater Photography level II - CMAS

Underwater Archaelogy level I - NAS

 

​Other relevant functions

Chairman of the Board of AESDA - Association of Underground Studies and Environmental Protection

 

Functions in the Association

Member of the Fiscal Council

Responsible for the cavediving section

Major Interests

Caving

Archeology

Photography

 

Professional qualification

Civil Engineer - underground construction specialist

 

Professional experience

Project Manager in works such as IP4 / A4 - Marão Tunnel, Foz Tua Dam, Agua Blanca, Somincor and Aljustrel Mines, Loureiro Alvito - Alqueva Water Adduction Tunnel, Lisbon Metropolitan Network - S. Sebastião da Pedreira , Roma, Alvalade and Telheiras

Current Occupation

Technical Director at EPOS - Portuguese Underground Works Company, S.A., at IP4 / A4 - Marão Tunnel

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André Santos

Born in 1992

Diving certifications

Intro to Cave Diver (TDI)

Decompression Procedures Diver (TDI)
Advanced Nitrox Diver (TDI)
Rescue Diver (PADI)

Advanced Adventure Diver (SDI)

 

Other certifications or specialties

Caving Level II (AESDA)

Association Management Level I and II (FNAJ)

 

​Other relevant functions

Treasurer of AESDA - Association of Underground Studies and Environmental Protection

 

​Major Interests

Caving, diving, snowboarding and flight simulation games

 

Professional qualification

Master’s in Civil Engineering (Instituto Superior Técnico) – Structural Engineering Specialist

 

​Professional experience

Structural design of new buildings, warehouses, and other special structures as well as rehabilitation projects as: Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa; Hotel Vila Galé de Manteigas; OSC Common User Supply Base at Spark - Saudi Arabia; Piperack and Tank Foundation at PRIO Terminal Expansion in Aveiro; Life Care Center in Sintra

Responsible for managing the company’s integrated managing system for the NP EN ISO 9001:2015 standard

 

Current Occupation

Structural Engineer and Quality Manager at Projectual – Serviços de Engenharia

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José Mário Ventura

Born in 1974

Diver certifications

IANTD - Trainer of Instructor Trainers

DAN - Instructor Trainer

SDI / TDI - Instructor

PADI / DSAT - Master Instructor

NSS-CDS - Instructor

 

Instructor of the following levels:

Nitrox / Advanced Nitrox / Technical Diver / Normoxic Trimix / Trimix / Advanced Trimix / Tec Deep / Tec Trimix

Cave / Technical Cave / Rebreather Cave / Cave Survey / Cave Sidemount / Cave DPV / Cave Multi Stage / Mine Diving

Technical Wreck / Advanced Wreck / Rebreather Wreck

CCR Liberty / O2ptima CCR / SCR Dolphin

Normoxic CCR / Trimix CCR / Mixed Gas Deco / Advanced Mixed Gas Deco

Nitrox Blender / Trimix Blender / Advanced Gas Blender

Sidemount / Technical Sidemount

BLS / First Aid / Oxygen provider / Adv Oxygen Provider / AED / Neuro Assessment / Marine Life Injuries

 

Other certifications or specialties

Caving level II (GEM / FPE)

Internship in Cave Rescue (Spéléo Secour Français)

Scubapro and Dive Rite Maintenance

PSI/PCI Visual Cylinder Inspector

 

Other relevant data or functions

Diver since 1992 and Dive Instructor since 2001

Co-owner of Haloclina - diving center (Brazil)

Diving instructor at Diving College (Brazil)

Regional coordinator of International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery (IUCRR)

Author of the “Cave survey and mapping” and “Mine Diving” chapters of the IANTD cave diving manual

SSI Platinum Pro 5000 diver

Explorer of several underwater caves and submerged mines, especially Buraco Do Inferno (-185m) and Poço Verde (-180m) in Brazil.

 

Major interests

Cave exploration

Closed circuit rebreathers

Brazilian jiu jitsu

 

Professional qualification

Architecture and Urban Planning

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Joana Dutilh De Capitani

Born in 1980

Diving certifications

Open Water Instructor (PADI)

Specialty Instructor - Cavern / Nitrox / Deep (PADI)

First Aid / CPR Instructor (PADI / EFR)

Tec Deep Diver (DSAT / PADI)

Tec Gas Blender Trimix (DSAT / PADI)

Diving Emergency Management Provider (DAN)

Side Mount Diver (IANTD)

Full Cave Diver (IANTD / TDI / NSS - CDS)

 

Other courses or specializations

Caving level II (GEM / FPE)

 

Other relevant data or functions

Diver since 2004 and Dive Instructor since 2008

Co-owner of Haloclina - diving center (Brazil)

Co-owner of Deeper Dive Center - diving center (Brazil)

Diving instructor at Diving College (Brazil)

 

Major interests

Cave exploration

Gastronomy and Wines

Swimming

 

Professional qualification

Biology Degree, MSc. Marine Ecology, Gastronomy Degree

Oceano
Vitor Correia

Born in 1983

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Diving certifications

Extended Range + Deco Procedures (TDI)

Rescue Diver + EFR.

 

Other relevant data or functions

Started diving in 2013 and progressed to tech diving in 2019.

Lived and spent 6 years diving in the cold water of the North of the United Kingdom. 

 

Major Interests

Diving theory and physiology, wreck diving, electronics and software, travel, marketing & strategy.

 

Professional qualification

Aerospace Engineer (MSc)

Post Graduate in Management and Entrepreneurship

 

Professional experience

Sales and Business Development leader for Fortune 500 companies, having done business in more than 20 different countries in areas such as Space, Aviation, Defence, Homeland Security, IT & Electronics, Automotive.

 

Current Occupation

Entrepreneur in several industries, mainly in IT, Electronics and E-Commerce.

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Manuel Brissos Carvalho

Born in 1968

 

Diving certifications

Advanced Trimix Diver (TDI)

Atlantis/Dolphin Diver (TDI)

Extended Range Instructor (TDI)

Decompression Procedures Instructor (TDI)

Advanced Nitrox Instructor (TDI)

Full Cave Diver (TDI)

Master Scuba Diver Trainer (PADI)

Open Water Instructor (SDI)

National Instructor of Recreational Diving (Portuguese Navy)

Dive Leader / Diver * * (BSAC / CMAS)

Recreational Diver (CPAS)

 

Other certifications or Specialties

Advanced Gas Blender (TDI)

Gas Blender Instructor inc. Trimix (PADI/ DSAT)

Medic First Aid Instructor (PADI)

Oxygen Provider (DAN Europe)

Coastal Skipper License (DGRM)

 

Other relevant functions

Recreational Diver since 1989 (CPAS)

Commercial diving experience 1990-1991

Diving instructor at Cipreia until 1997

Co-owner of Abismar (Abyss Diving Organization) 1994-1995 and later Margulho and Hyperdive diving schools

Diving instructor at Margulho 1999-2003

Diving instructor at HyperDive 2004-2005

 

Major Interests

Underwater Photography

Running / Trail Running

 

Professional qualification

Master’s Degree, Engineering and Industrial Management (UNL)

Program Management Professional (PMI)

Risk Management Professional (PMI)

 

Professional experience

Program and project management, in a wide range of industries: healthcare, information technology, engineering, finance, construction and automotive, within Portugal, Germany, Spain, Brazil and Angola. Extensive experience in management, consulting and teaching.

 

Current occupation

Project Management Office Director. Responsible for managing strategic programs, leading project managers and implementing project management methodologies.

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Artur Sarmento

Born in 1962

 

Diver certifications

PADI Advanced Open Water

TDI Advanced Nitrox

TDI Deco Procedures

TDI Extended Range

TDI Normoxic Trimix

PADI Hypoxic Trimix

TDI CCR Inspiration Air Diluent

TDI CCR Inspiration Vision Helitrox Diluent

 

Major interests

Deep shipwrecks exploration

Submarine elevations (seamounts) away from the coast.

Footage of shipwrecks.

Cycling, Bodybuilding, Yoga.

Diverse DIY.

 

Profession

IT Consultant

 

Current occupation

Managing Partner Empresa Suporsis, Lda.

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Anton Zhuchkov

Born in 1979

Diving certifications

Trimix Diver (IANTD)

Full Cave Diver (TDI)

DPV Cave Diver (TDI)

Hyperion pSCR Diver

CCR Cave Diver (IANTD)

Advanced EANx Instructor (IANTD)

 

Other relevant data or functions

Diver since 2013.

Dive assiduously around the globe.

Member of the Russian team AlfaDivers.

 

Major Interests

Technical cavediving, including exploration.

Deep dive.

 

Professional qualification

Master in Engineering.

Master in Economics.

 

Current occupation

Businessman, living in Portugal.

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Tiago Grosso

Born in 1978
 
Diving certifications

Recreational diver since 1996

Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures Diver (TDI)

Inspiration CCR Advanced Mixed Gas Diver (TDI)

CCR Full Cave Diver (TDI)

 

Other certifications or specialties

Coastal Skipper License

Radiotelephone Operator (Classe A)

First Aid Basic Training

 

​​Major interests

Cave diving

Archaeology and wreck diving

Nautical and Nature Sports

 

Professional qualification

Veterinary Medicine

 

Current Occupation

Technical Consultant in Pharmaceutical Industry

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