PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Rafa has always had a connection with the ocean, and this shows in his journey so far in the many travels he’s taken and also in his employment history. A former yacht and super yacht sprayer and builder, he worked his way up to crew member, and was ultimately promoted to beck in charge of the deck department onboard the Eclipse – which at the time was the largest yacht in the world! So it’s safe to say that Rafa has a good pair of sea legs!

A true Londoner at heart, but with Spanish heritage, Rafa took his Open Water in Mallorca many years before he set foot on Koh Tao. But he was never prepared for what would happen and how his life would change when he arrived to take his PADI Advanced Open Water course right here at Master Divers! He was hooked from the first day, and his plans of traveling around Thailand took a radical turn, as he now planned to make his stay here more permanent. He decided to make a serious change in his life by going pro and leaving the ‘real world’ behind to concentrate on doing what he loves the most…his passion for diving!


PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Speciality Instructor Ratings:

Aware Coral Reef Conservation Diver, Deep Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Enriched Air Nitrox, Equipment Specialist, Navigation, Search & Recovery, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE, & Wreck Diver.

Emergency First Response Instructor

EFR Primary and Secondary Care with AED, Care For Children with AED.