PADI 10 Year Achievement Award
Scuba Diving is not just about diving and getting wet – it’s also about people. Jonathan Vegas has just received his PADI 10 year recognition award. Jonathan has been active in the diving industry for fourteen years and has been working at Amigos Del Mar SCUBA for seven of those ten years.
Jonathan started out as a dogsbody working at a dive store filling tanks and doing general errands. He learned about boats and worked as a captain. Once he taught himself English, he got his divemaster license and then he went on to complete his IDC, or instructors training in Akumal, Mexico. On his return to Cabo, started out as an instructor in 2005 and worked with us for one year. He and his family then took a two year sabbatical to Japan. Odd choice for an escape, but not when you realize his wife is Japanese.
After returning to Mexico, Jonathan started up as an instructor. After a short time, he agreed to accept the responsibility for outside sales with the hotels, as well as his diving responsibilities. And then in 2013, Jonathan took the plunge and started a Management training position with the ultimate goal of running Amigos Del Mar. And in 2014 Jonathan officially took over as Manager as Amigos Del Mar.
Jonathan has no plans to leave the dive industry. Today his responsibilities include more paperwork than water – but we insist that he still gets wet. He is a certified nitrox instructor and also teaches our underwater photography classes. Jonathan wants to broaden his photography skills and pursue technical diving – in his spare time.