Javier Garrido Jiménez, Divemaster & Guide

“Wake up” – Donnie Darko, 2001

I was born and raised in Barcelona, and very early on I started to love exploring the outdoors, hiking the mountains and doing different sports and activities. I then got very interested in Underwater Archaeology and decided to become a professional diver to be able to dive in any place and under any circumstance, and also to discover the world and myself before starting my University degree. That decision led me to become a Dive Master in Scapa Flow, Scotland, where I operated on the wrecks of the German imperial fleet of the First World War. After that I got introduced to the DIVE.IS team and decided to take a step forward take a challenge and jump into Iceland’s cold waters and get a whole new experience.

Name:Javier Garrido Jiménez
Title at DIVE.IS:Divemaster & Guide
Employed since:October 2018
Languages:Catalan, Spanish, English, French
Working area:Guides
Favorite dive site:Scapa Flow
Interests/Hobbies:Piano, trumpet, guitar, books, sport, animals, cinema & history.