Meet our team

Dive Club Cipreia is a PADI IDC 5 Star center, and teaches all PADI levels, from Scuba Diver to Instructor.

Every year, we conducted a Instructor Course (IDC) with supervision of an examiner that PADI sends Portugal to ensure the quality of the instructors we have trained.

Our resident instructors participating in this course and take the opportunity to make an annual update of the diving practices and PADI standards. The experience accumulated by our team is crucial when deciding whether there are conditions to dive safely and what is needed to ensure a good experience for our divers, be it beginners or technical diving enthusiasts.

Nuno Oliveira

IDC STAFF #187198


Nuno started his diving career with Dive Club Cipreia already last century. It has since been a Cenotes guide in Mexico from 2002-05, and managed dive centers in Rep.dominicana, Brazil, Curacao, Jamaica and Cape Verde. He returned to Portugal to open Dive Club Cipreia in Lagos, which has been fundamental the experience accumulated throughout the world.

Nuno Rego

Instrutor # 350907

Nuno has had contact with the Sea ever since he was a child.
He graduated from Dive Club Cipreia as Divemaster, and during a trip around the world decided to to become PADI and EFR Instructor.

Sara Criniere


Sara did her first dive in 2005, French Polynesia, and quickly developed a passion by the sea.

He started his diving career with Dive Club Cipreia in 2014 and followed up with a trip through the Americas.

She has dived in Honduras, St. Lucia, Panama and Lagos.

Joao Lopes


John did the Open Water in 1994 and never stopped diving. He did Nitrox, Wreck, Deep, Night and Cave specialties and remains one of our Divemasters with more experience. In addition, he is diver and Trimix blender by TDI.

Over the years he has become a second class professional diver , being an expert in underwater welding and cutting .

Has is certified for equipment maintenance for Mares, Scubapro, Aqualung, Oceanic and Apeks.

Works with adventure sports since 1997 and when not diveing he can be found climbing a mountain or cycling down the mountain!

Miguel Beckert

PADI Divemaster

Miguel started diving with Dive Club Cipreia and made the progression up to Divemaster, and already has several summers in the Algarve where he did much of the training.

Marcelo Silva

PADI OWSI #309846

Marcelo had his first contact with the sea in the Algarve in 2003.

Brazil, Gibraltar, Mozambique and Red Sea are some of the destinations he has visited for diving.

Since 2015 he is also a PADI MSDT

Samuel Fonseca (Samuca)

PADI MI #87572

Working with the DiveClubCipreia since 2014, did the OWD in 1990, and became Instructor in 1994, since then never came out of the water !!!

Already collected over 50 different certifications, highlighting the most important as-Tec Trimix Instructor, Tec-Deep, Gas Blender and EFR Instructor Trainer

Has worked with dive operations at various levels for over 20 years! Has more than 20,000 logged dives, having plunged into several Oceans, as the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian etc. 



Ricardo´s  passion for the Sea began through his father, fisherman, who at the age of 6 offered him the first snorkel, mask and fins.
Passionate apprentice of Scuba Diving, since 1999, he learnt with multiple agencies, instructors and configurations, which allowed him to reach SSI Instructor level and Hypoxic Trimix diver.
Living Scuba Diving with passion, he feels DIVE CLUB CIPREIA like is home.
He uses all the opportunities to learn and to share his experiences.



Tiziana Iotti


Coord. Diving activities in Sesimbra
Working in Groupo-Expedição since 2004, diver since 2006 and since 2009 in DiveClubCipreia, she is of Italian origin in Turin, came to Portugal in 1991 ... last century! Currently waiting for portuguese citizenship ...

Loves to have the deck full of customers, have many tanks to fill and boats always working. Given the ancient date of birth , is considering developing a dive center project for seniors ...