Having a beautiful day we set out for the Sunday 3 Tank dive, with a great crew, great student divers and certified divers and definitely the best Instructor we all left the Koko marina in direction to the Baby Barge, after a short 20 minute boat ride we arrived did a buddy check and dived […]
About David Pinilla
Coming from Bogota Colombia, I have loved the Ocean since the first time I saw it when I was five. Since then, I always wanted to be close to it, if not in it. I did my first dive at the age of 12 in San Andres, Colombia and fell in love with SCUBA. I became a certified diver in Australia in 2000 and ever since I have been traveling the world SCUBA diving, looking for adventures, and exploring the beauty of the underwater world!
In Costa Rica, I became a PADI Divemaster in 2004, than a year later an OWSI Instructor, to fulfill my dream of being a Cruise Director for one of the best Live aboard vessels, the Undersea Hunter, in Cocos Island Costa RIca. After three years I decided to continue my dive adventures on the other side of the world, Africa. With my beautiful wife, I spent four years managing a resort Dive Centre in Zanzibar Tanzania. After having our son, we decided to move closer to the Americas, and landed in Mexico for 2 years where I became the Operational manager for a dive company in Mahahual Mexico.
I am now an IDC Staff Instructor with 10 Specialties under my belt and approximately 5000 dives.
I love the ocean even more than when I was five. It has given me some of the best experiences I have ever had, and I have seen things that I thought I would never see. Through experience I understand the importance of protecting the Ocean and taking care of it.
Entries by David Pinilla
Having 91 degrees Fahrenheit and a clear blue sky, a group of certified divers and a student diver head for an afternoon dive into the beautiful Hanauma Bay. Aboard the Sea Fox we head out to the Koko crater for our first dive, after a short ride we suit up and dove in, with a […]
What a fantastic way to finish the week , Sunday diving Sunday! A clear sky, calm seas and a nice cooling breeze were the conditions we had for our Sunday afternoon dive. Coming on the Dive Barge we had a first time divers, student divers and a certified diver so to accommodate everyone we head out […]
For the Afternoon dive a group of six divers venture into Maunalua Bay to escape from the clouds above and dive into the beauty of the Ocean. We had a light breeze cooling us down during the short ride out to the Koko crater, Captain Kendal puts right on the spot and we descended to […]
We head out to the LCU for our first dive of the day, planning a wreck dive we choose this specific site to comply with our future Junior Advanced Open water diver Trinity!!! Whom can only go to 70feet. The conditions were nice underwater with a mild current heading West, down there were big schools […]
Afternoon dive out on the SeaFox, with a cloudy day we head out to Koko crater for our first dive. Once in, we dived into a strong surge and current but with no problem my divers tackled it without any worries! The next dive, we sail towards Anglers reef looking for better visibility and less underwater “movement”. […]
Another amazing day of diving on the East side of Oahu! We went out to the Koko crater for our first dive of the afternoon, we all went in the water to be face to face with a huge yellow moray eel, right after that we encounter 4 more morays and then right in to […]
We set out and the Ocean was rollin… We had of course, the most qualified captain in Oahu, 25 year vet of the Coast Guard Capt Joe. We moored up at Baby Barge and had no worries getting in… What a great group of divers! Baby Barge was murky but the animal life was still […]
June 10th, 2014 having some clouds and a bit of rain we departure for the afternoon dives, heading towards Koko crater the skies started to clear up and the sun came out. This is a preview of Turtle meeting!!. Read the full post
Awesome day,weather and dive!!! We went out to LCU for our first dive of the morning, having beautiful clear skies, flat seas and sunshine we venture west to the wreck dive. Once at LCU we descended into 85ft to find the LCU laying on its deck, swimming around we found the amazing frog fish, […]