Ricardo Castillo is a professional photographer, instructor and expedition leader with more than 20 years of experience. Owner of Dive Rite Mexico and the recognized dive center Zotz in the Riviera Maya. He spends most of his life exploring, diving, and teaching everything from basic scuba to cave diving, mix gases and CCR. He organizes expeditions to take all the adventurers who dare to explore oceans and caves around the world, capturing unique moments through the lens of his camera. Whether it’s photo or video the end results are always breathtaking.
This journey as a photographer and diver has taken him through the world’s oceans and caves to places like South Africa, Mozambique, The Mediterranean Islands, Canary Islands, Maldi- ves, Antarctica, the Arctic, Iceland, Norway, the US Great Lakes, Cocos Island, Galapagos, Bahamas, Truk Lagoon, Hawaii, Cuba, Tonga, Fiji, Indonesia and countless trips along the coast, islands and submerged cave systems in Mexico.
He has participated in television documentaries and films about cave exploration, shipwrecks and sharks, with more than 7000 dives, with his deepest dive to around 450 feet and the coldest one at -1.7oC. Specialized in decompression, gas mixtures, nitrox, trimix, rebreathers, cave diving, as well as underwater photography and video. Highly qualified instructor of the NSS-CDS, PADI, TDI, IANTD and DAN agencies.