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Coral View

Proud DEMA Member for Over 2 Years! 
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About You and Coral View...

My name:
Richard Astley

My job function in the company:
Dive Operations Manager

Years in business:
8 years

About Coral View:
PADI 5* Instructor Development Resort based on the island of Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras. We focus on personalized diving and offer a service found nowhere else across the Bay Islands. Working closely with several research and conservation organizations throughout the year we collect vast amounts of data that is used to produce multiple academic publications.

Goal(s) for 2013:
To keep on doing what we do best Collect more data in the name of science.

Greatest achievement in 2012:
Our team of scientists discovered a new hard coral off the coast of Utila.

About You, "The Professional"...

What I find most rewarding about my job:
Being able to offer our guest a personalized service and a diving experience they will never forget.

What I am most proud of (professionally):
My team working with me here at Coral View.

Where I see myself and/or business in 5 years:
Having a small family of 'Coral View' dive centers around the Caribbean. Realistically looking at 3 centers offering the same levels of service and professionalism within 5 years.

About You, "The Person"... 

Favorite place to dive:
So many places.. here on Utila I would have to say CJs Drop Off or Duppy Waters for their sheer walls. Otherwise the cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

Most memorable dive experience:
Coming face to face with a 40' Whale Shark.

Favorite quote:
If you are 10 minutes early, you are 10 minutes late.

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