Joaquin Diaz

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Miami, Florida USA

Level IV Captain Rank Chief Sailing Instructor / Assessor

Rated 4.99/5 by 15 students
Captain J's father was a lobster fisherman. Even while fulfilling his mother's ambitions, that he become an architect, Captain J always kept a toe in the water. As the years passed Captain J's foot kept getting wetter. After finding a like-minded First Mate, Captain J sold the house, and moved to a sailboat, where the couple raised two children while island hopping the Caribbean. At the children's request "we want to be normal", we returned to civilization (a misnomer).

Credentials

NauticEd Credentials

  • Level IV Captain Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
  • American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
  • SLC Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

USCG 100 Ton Master

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Michael F., USA, LA, Mandeville at 2024, Mar 02
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Captain Diaz is a great instructor and very patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him as an instructor .
John R., USA, OK, Oklahoma City at 2024, Jan 17
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Joaquin very carefully explained each step of the assessment to me. His patient and friendly personality make him an excellent instructor!
Bruce H., USA, VT, Charlotte at 2023, Nov 16
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Very professional and competent. Really explained what was behind the processes and rubrics to provide even more depth of knowledge. Highly recommend.
James B., USA, FL, St Pete Beach at 2023, Jun 19
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Joaquin was a fantastic asset to the overall SLC program. A great teacher who can very quickly pick up on your strengths and weakness while preparing you for the final examination. Our friendly interaction made the testing experience feel like just another good day of sailing.
George H., USA, MA, Marblehead at 2023, Apr 28
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Captain J was very professional and very thorough. Despite a few minor boat mechanical issues (hey- It’s a boat!). We enjoyed our Competency Test.
Massimo R., USA, MA, Brookline at 2023, Mar 17
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Joaquin was a pleasure to have as a captain and teacher. He was patient, let me skipper his boat and execute all maneuvers, clearly addressed questions, and was professional throughout. A true pleasure - I highly recommend him.
Craig R., USA, CO, PO Box 6455 at 2023, Feb 23
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Matthew M., USA, FL, Naples at 2023, Feb 13
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Joaquin was great! Very detailed, and also very patient throughout the process. Highly recommend him, and I would absolutely choose him if I ever needed to do this again.
Luis S., El Salvador, La Libertad, Nuevo Cuscatlán at 2023, Feb 14
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Antonio M., Costa Rica, San Jose at 2023, Jan 31
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Very professional with great people skills however strict . Eludes confidence and trust on the candidate, he is really didactic when needed . I will recommend him immediately as a sailing teacher and mentor.
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