Better known as Gio, he discovered his passion for caves while spelunking in his home country, Brazil. At the time he was working in management consulting for one of the biggest companies in the USA, and finishing up his MBA. Whenever he could, he would escape and travel around, explore the ocean, caves or hikes. At some point he realized that those little breaks away from reality could become a full time lifestyle and took the plunge to became a dive instructor.
He moved to Dominican Republic where he did his first cave course and worked as an instructor/guide in a resort. This only made his love for cave and deep diving grow to a point where he needed to move to Mexico to further his knowledge and experiences in diving. Once in Mexico, he worked diving in Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Tulum, before he finally met Third Dimension Diving.
Now Gio is an IANTD IT and is part of the Instructor Development team at 3D. He also runs the 3D Service Center and is somewhat of a maestro when it comes to drysuit repairs. Gio lives in the jungle with his dog Pec-ha and they are always in the water, either diving, swimming in the Cenotes or crossing waves in the ocean. Gio teaches in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.