Curriculum Vitae

 
Professional ​
info​​
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PADI Platinum Course Director (Instructor Trainer) # 184808                                                                                                   

Teaching PADI courses since 2002

TecRec – DSAT – Tec Deep Instructor / Tec Sidemount Instructor                               

EFR Instructor Trainer  

           

TEC REC – DSAT - Gas Blender EANx / Trimix

Specialty Instructor Trainer

Deep, EANx, Night, Search & Recovery, O2 Provider, DPV, Wreck, Sidemount, Drift, Multilevel

Commercial Diver – Association of Diving Contractors Int. - USA # 6543      Dives: + 7000

PADI Students Certifications: +2000

Skills

Windows Office pack, Internet, social media, POS

Multi-culture interpersonal skills

Good Sales and Organizational skills

Customer Service / Safety oriented

Driver Licence B

Amateur skipper licence 

Languages
Work​
experience​

Watersports Coordinator & Dive Center Manager                                  May 2012 – Jan 2016

CABO VERDE DIVING - PADI 5* IDC Resort S-35232                                                        Sal Island - Cape Verde

Meliã Tortuga / Meliã Dunas 5 star Resort & Spa - www.caboverdediving.net

  • Responsible for a team of 15, managing both the dive center and water sports teams;

  • Supervisor of all diving and watersports activities & logistics, including PADI courses, PADI GoPRO courses and suitable boat trips for certified divers; ensuring equipment is maintained to the required standard, preparing and submitting accounts to senior management;

  • Sales and Accounts management

  • Attending tour operator welcome briefings in order to maximize sales opportunities;

  • Instructing and guiding as needed.

 

Watersports Coordinator & Dive Center Manager                                   May 2009 – January 2012

SCUBACARIBE Int. PADI 5 star Resort S-20892                                               Sal Island – Cape Verde

RIU Funana / RIU Garopa 5 star Resorts - www.scubacaribe.com

  • Responsible for a team staff of 18 managing both the dive centrer and watersports teams; 

  • Dive operations planning and logistic, staff management, control and maintenance of equipment and boats, quality control, Sales management, excursions planning, hotel guests & water-sports management;

  • Organization of all diving activities, including courses, PADI GoPRO internship (mainly for local candidates) and suitable boat trips for certified divers, ensuring equipment is maintained to the required standard;

  • Submitting accounts to senior management;

  • Attending tour operator welcome briefings in order to maximize sales opportunities;

  • Teaching and guiding as needed;

 

Dive Center Manager                                                                                           April 2008 – January 2009

CIPREIA DIVE CLUB - PADI 5 Star IDC Center #798145          Lisbon – Portugal - www.diveclubcipreia.pt

  • Responsible for organizing all PADI diving courses from OWD to PRO levels (teaching some of them as well).

  • Organizing and planning all Dive operations and logistic.

  • Control of sales and stock of PADI materials and dive equipment for sale.

 

 

BaseLeader & Instructor                                                                                August 2005 – January 2008

DRESSEL DIVERS International S-3043

              Bavaro and Bayahibe - Dominican Republic

                      Playa del Carmen -Mexico

PADI 5* CDC Resort Centre – IBEROSTAR 5 star Resorts - www.dresseldivers.com

  • Worked as Instructor in Mexico and moved to Dominican Republic as Base Leader

  • Responsible for a team staff of 20 managing both the dive center & watersports teams. 

  • Responsible for dive operations planning and logistic, staff management, control and maintenance of equipment and boats, quality control, Sales management, excursions planning, hotel guests & water-sports management.

  • Teaching along with the resident PADI CDs on the GoPRO internship training for Instructor candidates.

  • Organizing all diving activities, including courses and suitable boat trips for certified divers, ensuring equipment is maintained accordingly, preparing and submitting accounts to senior management

  • Teaching PADI courses & guiding as needed.

English – Fluent (Written and spoken)

Spanish – Fluent (Written and spoken)

Portuguese – Mother Tongue

Italian / French- basic understanding and communication

Education
Mechanical Engineering 
Gama Filho University - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - 2002

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© 2018 by Leo Saldunbides.

 

Contact us:

Cape Verde: +238 953-2154

Brasil: +55 21 9 9932-5355

Whatsapp: +238 953 2154

Skype: saldunbides