“I think that luck is not found if it’s not looked for.”

Name: Juanma Díaz
Born: 1978
Place of birth: Seville, Spain
Do: Ship Captain

How and why did you come to live in Ibiza?
I’ve lived in Ibiza since 2004. I originally came here for work, but ended up staying because I fell in love with the energy of the island.

What made you want to study to become a ship captain?
The passion I have for the sea and for boats. The feeling of freedom I have when I navigate is amazing.

What’s your ultimate boat?
A simple sailboat. It’s the perfect vessel to see all of Ibiza’s coast.

What’s the most memorable moment you’ve had at sea?
Last year when I voyaged from Ibiza on a 15 metre sailboat going around the islands of Mallorca and Cabrera.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
As a delivery man when I was young.

Where is your favourite place to be on the island?
The sea 🙂

You had a French Bulldog called Google, who passed away recently. Do you think dogs change their owners for the better?
Oh my Frenchie! It’s amazing how much i miss him. Life with him has been wonderful, 14 years of pure love. I think dogs teach us many things & help us to be better people.

Do you believe in luck?
I think that luck is not found if it’s not looked for.

What is the best piece of advice that you’ve received?
Live every day like it’s the last.