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About Us

Our story started out far away from the ocean in a different world and as our relationship grew so did our love for the ocean and everything in it. After being together for eight years we decided that it was time to share the knowledge we have acquired through traveling and photographing the world together and this is how we came up with Ocean Nomads.

Pepe Suárez

He was always drawn to photography but other things were always in the way until one day he decided to buy an underwater camera, pack his bags and go to an adventure of a lifetime working on a liveaboard boat in Thailand. 

Although it was very rewarding to learn everything on his own without anyone to help (not even any internet connection) it was also very frustrating and a very slow process to teach himself from trial and error. He has made every single mistake and because of this he always does his best to teach his students to not make any of them and this way their learning curve is a lot faster than his was.


2013 Mexico’s underwater photographer of the year.
2014 Fotosub, international Cuba underwater photography competition finalist
2015 overall winner at Verasub
2016 La Paz, Mexico’s underwater photography competition finalist.
  • – Published photo articles for prestigious dive magazines
  • – Worked as an underwater photographer for diving companies in Mexico, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia.
  • – Worked as an underwater photography teacher in Mexico, South Africa and Mozambique.
  • – Sold photo prints for costumers worldwide.

Ari Robinson

After graduating as a food production engineer she left the diploma home and decided to follow her heart, which took her straight to the Mexican Caribbean.

There she became a PADI instructor and started traveling the world where she has managed to work in prestigious dive resorts and even direct a company of liveaboards. Her keen eye has helped many photographers get that perfect shot while helping them improve their dive skills.

2011 Worked very hard to become one of the few Mexican female dive instructors.
2012 Dive manager for Komodo Cruises, Komodo, Indonesia instructors.
2013 Dive instructor manager for Intercontinental Hotel Presidente Resort and Spa, Cozumel, Mexico.
2014 Cruise director and dive instructor in Thailand and Myanmar
2015 Dive instructor in South Africa and Mozambique

Our Team

Lupe Nah

Lupe is our super friendly captain that knows where all the cool creatures and best reefs are but most importantly he takes care of us while we are onboard his boat.



She might end up being your favorite person while you are here due to the amazing homemade meals she cooks for us and although her English isn’t great everyone end up having long conversations with her learning a lot of Spanish.