Meet the Crew

Staff at Island Divers BelizeIsland Divers Belize is the premier dive operation in Belize offering unparalleled diving and adventure tour packages to you and your friends. At Island Divers Belize we can take you from being a non diver all the way through Dive Master certification while you are enjoying yourself in and around the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.

Rudy Duran is our diving “Guru” with 20 years experience instructing and leading divers to an endless array of dive sights in the beautiful clear waters of Belize’s Carribean coast. Rudy and his expert dive staff at Island Divers Belize are magic. They know by heart the undersea world on the reef in Belize. If your desire is to have an intimate encounter with undersea life they know where each and every creature lives. After seeing Rudy and his dive guides interact with marine life underwater you will swear that the undersea life knows them, too… and trusts them as friends. Rudy Duran is the reason for our existence. Rudy has been leading divers in Belize since 1992. He has thousands of dives under his belt. Rudy’s knowledge of the reef is unparalleled and his easy going nature is what brings divers and adventure seekers back to San Pedro Town again and again.

Neftali Lemus “Nef” is the second member of our team. Nef is a licensed PADI instructor and tour guide.Nef was born in Guatemala and was raised in Belize. Nef has been diving and doing Padi instructions for the past 4 years. Nef is both patient and caring and will make sure you are as comfortable as can be, and also make sure you enjoy your classes from the beginning to end. Both Rudy and Nef are typical of most Belizeans in that they speak English, Spanish and Belize’s own brand of Kriol.

Eder Gonzalez “Loidy” is the newest divemaster at Island Divers Belize. He was born and raised in the island and his love for the ocean made him join Rudy and the crew at Island Divers Belize, 3 years ago, fresh out of high school at age 17. Loidy’s enthusiasm for diving is displayed daily in his work. His eagerness to show our divers what our underwater world has to offer is immense. Loidy will take good care of you on your dives and make sure you have a memorable time. Loidy also serves as our snorkel guide, boat captain at times and is also Martin’s helping hand on our fishing trips.

Martin Asevedo is our master boat captain and also our top fishing guide. Martin joined Rudy and the crew about 2 years ago. His knowledge of the ocean makes him an excellent captain and he will always be extra careful to get you out safely to your dive sites. His quiet and easygoing nature turns to excitement when doing what he really loves best, fishing.  Martin’s love for fishing and knowledge of the best fishing spots is what makes him our top fishing guide. He will clean your catch to take home on our half day trips but if you choose to do an all day, he will prepare an excellent fish barbeque and fish ceviche(conch and Lobster too when in season) for your meal.

Rudy Duran Jr. is the youngest member of our team. Rudy Jr. is following in his father footsteps and is currently training to become a divemaster. Like Loidy, Rudy Jr. was born and raised in the island which makes his love for the reef and underwater world a part of him.