Team – GoPRO Alliance

Leo Saldunbides from Brazil is an over 22 years Dive Industry experienced PADI Course Director & DSAT TEC Sidemount Instructor Trainer with over nine thousand dives on his belt and over 2450 PADI-certified students and GoPRO candidates around the globe, from the warm waters of the Caribbean to the cold waters of Europe. Therefore, Leo has been awarded by PADI International for many years in a row. These award ratings are given only to those PADI instructor trainers that provide the highest level of quality in professional-level diver training, and the best track record for succeeding as an instructor trainer.

PADI Course Director, Technical Diver (Tec 50), Dive Operations & Training Manager with over 20 years experience within the Diving Industry.
☑️ Over 9000 logged dives;
☑️ Over 2450 PADI certified students worldwide;
☑️ Work experience as PRO Diver  🇧🇷🇲🇽🇩🇴🇧🇸🇵🇹🇨🇻;
☑️ Over 680 PADI professional level certified candidates;
☑️ Teaching courses in portuguese, spanish and english 🇧🇷🇪🇸🇺🇲
☑️ Over 50 PADI IDCs taught;
☑️ TEC 50 Instructor / TEC Sidemount Instructor Trainer
☑️ EFR Instructor Trainer;
☑️ DSAT Nitrox / Trimix Gas Blender;
☑️ ADC – Association of Diving Contractors – Entry Level Tender / Commercial Diver #6543;

✅ Wreck Dive Instructor Trainer 
✅ Drift Diver Instructor Trainer 
✅ Deep Diver Instructor Trainer 

✅ Enriched Air Diver Instructor Trainer 

✅ Night Diver Instructor Trainer 

✅ Emergency O2 Provider Instructor Trainer 

✅ AWARE Dive Against Debris Instructor Trainer 

✅ AWARE Shark Conservation Instructor Trainer 

✅ Search & Recovery Instructor Trainer 

✅ DPV – Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Instructor Trainer 

✅ SIDEMOUNT Specialty Instructor Trainer


🏆 CD Frequent Trainer

☑️ Platinum Frequent Trainer: 2023/2018
☑️ Gold Frequent Trainer: 2019/2022
☑️ Silver Frequent Trainer: 2016/2017/2020/2021


☑️ Elite 200: 2017/2022

☑️ Elite 150: 2018

☑️ Elite 100: 2006/2008/2009/2010/2011

☑️ Elite 50: 2005/2007/ 2012/ 2013 / 2015 / 2016 / 2019 / 2020


Manlio Leggio from Italy is a new PADI Course Director, and has been a PADI professional since 2004 when he started traveling the world and living the PADI PRO LIFESTYLE. During the years he has gained extensive experience in teaching divers of all levels, certifying more than 1200 students and 100 PADI professionals in several countries all over the world. From the colorful Red Sea to the strong currents of Palau, passing by the warm water of Madagascar – Indian Ocean and finally getting to the Atlantic and Caribbean, he has touched all of the world’s oceans (ok, not the Antarctic one, that’s a bit too chilly for him!!!). Passionate underwater photographer, he has been managing several dive centers during the last 10 years and he loves talking about diving and sharing his experience and knowledge.

PADI Course Director & EFR Instructor Trainer, UW photographer, Dive Operations & Training Manager
☑️ 6000+ dives
☑️ Work experience: egypt, palau, madagascar, mexico, dominican republic, tunisia, italy
☑️ 1200 PADI certified students
☑️ 100 PADI PROs 
☑️ 10 IDC assisted
☑️ Teaching in italian 🇮🇹, spanish 🇪🇸, english 🇺🇲 and french 🇨🇵

✅ Wreck Dive Instructor
✅ Drift Diver Instructor
✅ Deep Diver Instructor

✅ Enriched Air Diver Instructor

✅ Night Diver Instructor

✅ Emergency O2 Provider Instructor

✅ AWARE Dive Against Debris Instructor 

✅ AWARE Shark Conservation Instructor 

✅ Search & Recovery Instructor 

✅ Navigation Specialty Instructor 

✅ UW Imaging Specialty Instructor 

✅ Equipment Specialist Instructor

☑️ Elite 50: 2015
☑️ Elite 100: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
☑️ Elite 150: 2009
☑️ Elite 200: 2010


Markus Pfeifer from Austria is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. Markus has joined the Dive Industry just 2 years ago when he completed his PADI Divemaster course and IDC/EFRI/MSDT PREP with Leo Saldunbides and Manlio Leggio in Mexico between July and September 2022. He draws from a vast experience in training and teaching as a former coach and consultant, focusing on personal growth and development. He started diving in the mountain lakes of Austria, since then working as an instructor from Mexico to Europe and Saudi-Arabia.
PADI Staff Instructor, Technical Diver (Tec 50), with over 10 years of experience within the training and consulting industry.
✅ Over 1000 logged dives
✅ Work experience as PRO Diver 🇬🇷🇲🇹🇲🇽🇸🇦
✅ Teaching courses in german, english and french 🇩🇪🇬🇧🇨🇵
✅ EFR Instructor
✅ Wreck Dive Instructor
✅ Drift Diver Instructor
✅ Deep Diver Instructor

✅ Enriched Air Diver Instructor

✅ Night Diver Instructor

✅ Emergency O2 Provider Instructor


⚠️A strong ALLIANCE to provide our future PADI GOPRO candidates the best ONLINE & PRACTICAL PADI IDC Instructor Development Courses & CONED PRO training experience in 6 LANGUAGES ! 🇺🇸🇧🇷🇪🇸🇫🇷🇮🇹🇩🇪

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