raphael colon


What do you do for a living?

I am an emergency room physician, also boarded in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

How did you get into diving?

One Summer, while in college, a friend invited me to help with her research on sea turtles. I had to get scuba certified to be able to help her and immediately fell in love with diving.

What is your favorite dive destination?

Without a doubt my favorite destination has been the cave systems at Playa del Carmen, Mexico. There are very few moments you can encounter that can be as peaceful as being inside a cave with crystal clear water and seeing those beautiful rock formations.

What is your favorite marine life to dive with?

This is a hard one. I would have to say whale sharks. But for some reason seeing something as simple as a Christmas tree worm makes me happy.

What is your favorite part about teaching people how to scuba dive?

 I enjoy seeing peoples faces the first time they take a breath underwater.