PADI Master Instructor
Manuel ‘Manu’ Valdes was born and raised in Mexico, after been in the restaurant business for more than 15 years in the US got into Scuba diving by taking a Discover Scuba Dive on holiday in 2003. He completed his Open Water certification in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and continued diving on holidays.
In 2010 he left the US to follow his dream. to become a professional and complete the Divemaster and Instructor Course in Mexico. After 1 year working in the Mexican Caribbean, Manu decided to move to Koh Tao.
Manu has been working at Crystal Dive since May 2012 gaining further certifications of Staff Instructor and Master Instructor.