Daniela is from Honduras, she has had a love for the ocean her entire life. Some of her fondest memories are of exploring the Caribbean reefs and counting sergeant majors and giant black groupers while swimming next to her parents. Her passion led Daniela to leave her corporate job and become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, so she could work in marine conservation and recently completed her MSc in Marine Sciences and Technology. In 2018 she founded Utila Coral Restoration, a grassroots coral conservation and restoration project located in Utila, Honduras. Currently, she maintains a few nurseries, attends regional meetings with other restoration practitioners, and is hoping to collect valuable coral cover information to help guide their project.
Find out more about the Utila Coral Foundation here: