The Team 


Cindy Cámara

Growing up on the mesmerizing Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Cindy was bound to feel connected to the ocean. When her uncle taught her how to dive at the age of 12 she was immediately smitten by the ability to breathe underwater and feel like a part of the environment she constantly wanted to explore. Now she enjoys searching for new sites on our ever-changing Pacific and helping new and experienced divers discover and appreciate the ocean in all its moods and surprises. PADI Pro #306502


Juan Pinto

Juan is our conservation leader and pretty much does everything at Iguana Divers. He has an innate interest in biodiversity and ecology, and naturally gravitates towards opportunities to get involved with initiatives to help understand and protect the rich ecosystems we have the privilege to be surrounded by. Whenever we have a question about wildlife we go to him! PADI Pro #408515


Captain Alonso

¡El capitán! Raised in the tiny coastal village of Cabuya, Alonso grew up in the ocean that is now his “office”. He knows it like no one else and is the most skilled boat driver we know, easily maneuvering our boat through large waves, strong currents and rocky channels. In addition, he is the Malpaís port’s go-to mechanic for outboard motors plus he is a certified diver so we feel especially safe with him! PADI #15040Y8609



Mali speaks four languages, loves animals and seems to have a perennial source of energy. Even after a long day diving it’s common to see her biking full speed on the bumpy roads across Santa Teresa to the best surfing spots, or diligently picking up bits of rubbish to help keep the beaches clean on her days off. Funny, kind and optimistic, she makes a great scuba diving instructor and guide, always eager to jump back in the water to see what she can find. PADI Pro #376340



Raph learned how to dive before his teen years in his home on the west coast of France and ever since then he has found a way to make the ocean and its conservation part of his life. He is sweet and calm, and teaching is second nature to him, especially when it involves children, who find him fun and approachable. In addition to being a dive instructor, Raph is working on setting up his own conservation program in Costa Rica focused on environmental education. PADI Pro #368112