Belize Pro Dive Center

Turning Bubble Making Dreams Into Reality!

Our Staff

Emeliano "Junior" Rivero


Tour Guide License: #026-383

Category B2, Boat Masters License, Registration #BZ1356

Junior is the owner and founder of Belize Pro Dive Center and with over 15 years of experience in the tourism industry and over 800 certified students under his belt, he leads the team of our instructors. Junior comes from the neighboring island of caye caulker and later moved over to Ambergris Caye to begin working in the Diving Industry. Junior started from a humble beginning of snorkel guide and boat captain and later became a Dive Master and Scuba Instructor in 2005. Having a vision of operating a top class dive shop built on loyalty, honor and professionalism, he established Belize Pro Dive Center in October of 2012 and as they say, the rest is history.....



Tour Guide License: #026-451

Category C1, Boat Masters license, Registration #SPR-0602

Ian became the youngest instructor on Ambergris Caye at the age of 19 and youngest Master Scuba Diver Trainer at the age of 20. However, he has 10 years of diving experience and over 500 certified students to date. Ian comes from Belize City and has been on the island for 5 years. Upon arrival to Ambergris Caye, he quickly rose up from the ranks of Open Water Diver to Master Scuba Diver Trainer. As the son of Junior he also supported the idea of establishing a top class Dive Shop and specializes in many different PADI Specialties. Safe, Fun and enthusiastic, Ian will surely give you a time to remember and much more!


PADI OWSI: #297434

Tour Guide Licence: #026-407

Category CB, Boat Masters License, Registration #SPR-0612

Pedro comes from the southern part of Belize, Toledo. He ventured from home to the island of Ambergris Caye in 2009 and hasn't been back since. Finding his true calling, Pedro has become one of the top instructors on the island and holds the title of the only Disabled Divers International Instructor on the Island, Patience is his name....


Bernabe "Bernie" Badillo

Dive Master

Bernie is a local island boy and many can tell by his passion for both the sea and diving. Enthusiastic and driven, you can be sure to have a great laugh with Bernie on or below the Surface.

Tony "Tio" Rivero
Boat Captain/ Snorkel Guide

Tony, younger brother of Junior comes to us from Caye Caulker as well. With over 25 years of experience guiding between both Islands, Tony adds a great balance and serves as a mentor to the the rest of the crew. You'll surely be pampered by Tony if diving on his boat where he usually entertains with a bit of singing and dancing

Demor "Jason" Valladarez
Boat Captain/Snorkel Guide

Born and Raised on the Island, Jason has vast knowledge of the reef and what inhabits it. He is currently enrolled in our Dive Master program and looks forward to becoming a seasoned professional in the industry. Great in the water and with a smile always on his face (that's why he doesn't use a snorkel ) you'll be in for a great experience when snorkeling with Jason