Personal Information

Name: Víctor J. Córdoba Gracia

Languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian

University Education

  • Degree in Biochemistry. University of Valencia (Spain) 1984 – 1989
  • Marine Biology Specialty. University of Valencia (Spain) 1989


  • 1985 CMAS 2 star diver. Diving Club GISED. Valencia (Spain)
  • 1986 CMAS 3 star diver. Diving Club CIAS. Valencia (Spain)
  • 1988  CMAS 1 star instructor. Diving Club CIAS. Valencia (Spain)
  • 1989 Military Diver. Spanish Navy. CBA. Cartagena (Spain)
  • 1990 Commercial Diver 2nd class
  • 1993 SSI OW Instructor . La Herradura (Spain)
  • 1993 SSI AOW Instructor
  • 1994 SSI DiveCon Instructor. Mutriku (Spain)
  • 1995 SSI Trainer Instructor. Ibiza (Spain)
  • 1999 SSI Nitrox Instructor. Guardamar del Segura (Spain)
  • 2000 Full Cave Diver. NACD. Instructor: Kate Lewis
  • 2001 PADI OWS Instructor. Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
  • 2002 PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • 2002 IDC Staff Instructor. Los Angeles , CA. (USA).
  • 2002 PADI Specialty Instructor:   Night Diver   Underwater Navigator   Underwater Photographer   Drift Diver   Multilevel Diver  Boat Diver   Wreck Diver   Underwater Naturalist   AWARE Fish Identification  Underwater Videographer   Deep Diver   Cavern Diver
  • 2003 IANTD Advanced EANx Diver. Playa del Carmen (Mexico)  Instructor: Scott Carnahan.
  • 2003 PADI Master Instructor.
  • 2003 PADI Course Director. Kota Kinabalu. Malaysia
  • 2004 IANTD Trimix Diver. Playa del Carmen (Mexico). Instructor: Scott Carnahan
  • 2004 IANTD Trimix Blender. Playa del Carmen (Mexico). Instructor: Scott Carnahan
  • 2004 DSAT TEC DEEP  Instructor
  • 2004 DSAT TEC DEEP Instructor Trainer
  • 2005 DSAT TEC Gas Blender Instructor
  • 2005 IANTD SCR Draeger Dolphin Rebreather Diver  Instructor: Andreas Matthes 
  • 2005 PADI Specialty Instructor Dolphin/Atlantis Rebreather Instructor 
  • 2005 DSAT TEC Trimix Instructor
  • 2005 DSAT TEC Trimix Instructor Trainer
  • 2006 Evolution Rebreather Diver. Playa del Carmen (Mexico) Instructor: Steve Bogaert
  • 2007 Technical & Full Cave Instructor IANTD. Live Oak (Florida)  Instructors: John Orlowski, Shelley Orlowski.
  • 2008 Trimix and Cave CCR Diver. Playa del Carmen (Mexico)  Instructor: Paul Heinerth
  • 2009 Megalodon CCR Diver. Playa Blanca (Lanzarote)  Instructor: Gregorio H. Jensen
  • 2010 IANTD Normoxic CCR Evolution Instructor Playa Blanca (Lanzarote)
  • 2011 IART Hipoxic CCR Evolution Instructor Playa Blanca (Lanzarote)
  • 2012 HOLLIS PRISM 2 CCR crossover. Orlando (Florida)
  • 2012 TEC SIDEMOUNT instructor trainer PADI
  • 2013 HOLLIS PRISM2 IANTD Trainer
  • 2013 EXPLORER crossover. Sieburg (Phil Short – Germany)
  • 2013 EXPLORER PADI Trainer. Javea (Martin Robson – Spain)
  • 2016 IT CCR Cave IANTD (Tom Mount – Florida)
  • 2017 IT CCR KISS (Mike Young – Lanzarote)


  • 1989 – 1990 Military and Combat Diver. #1 in Class
  • 1991   Commercial Diver. ACSA, Cambrils. Spain
  • 1992  Commercial Diver Team Manager. CONSOMAR. Valencia (Spain)
  • 1993 – 1994 Diving Center “El Rei del Mar”. Nacional Reserve Medas Islands. (Spain)   Position: Instructor
  • 1995  SSI Spain Headquarters   Position: Instructor Trainer, Technical and Translations Advisor   Neptunus Diving Center. Villajoiosa (Spain)   Position: Instructor Trainer
  • 1996  TECNOMAR DIVING. Valencia (Spain)   Position: Commercial Diving Department Manager
  • 1997-1998 DELAGUA Diving Center. Moraira (Spain)   Position: Owner
  • 1999-2008 Dressel Divers. (Mexico, Dominican Republic, Spain) Positions: From OW Instructor, Cenotes and Excursions Manager, Instructor Trainer, Training Director and Quality Assurance.
  • 2009  Marina Rubicon Diving Center, Lanzarote   Position: Course Director
  • 2010 Free professional at different locations (Canary Islands, Spain, France, Italy)
  • 2011-present Technical Consultant for AUP Europe and TECNOMAR (Spain)
  • 2018-present Human resources manager at Dressel Divers Headquarters


More than 6000 dives in: All along Mediterranean Coast in Spain, Red Sea, (Sharm el Sheik, Hurghada, Marsa Allam, Zabargad, Brother Islands), Maldives Islands, Madeira Islands, Roatan, Malaysia, Mexico (Cozumel, Playa del Carmen), Dominican Republic (Punta Cana, Bayahibe, Puerto Plata), Florida Springs (Caves), Palau Islands (Micronesia), Jamaica, Canary Islands, Mallorca Island, France, Italy, Sweden, United Emirates.