Maykel (nick-name Kelo, an abbreviation of Maykel) was born on May 8, 1986 and is married with 3 children.
Maykel has been diving since 2002. He really enjoys guiding and is always trying to learn more about the underwater world.
His favorite critter is the blue ring octopus because this little octopus has a unique look and is really dangerous.
He loves the California Dreaming dive site because he can find so many critters there, like the boxer crab and rare nudibranchs as well as up to three species of pygmy seahorse: pontohi, denise and bargibanti. He also loves the beautiful coral at that site which makes for great wide-angle shots.
Maykel enjoys working on his underwater photography skills, and is also now experimenting with video; ask to see his cool footage of frogfishes.
Maykel is well known among both guests and the Critters@Lembeh team for his sense of humor - he loves to make people laugh!