Our Dive Center in Playa del Carmen
Scuba Diving with the Best Instructors in Playa del Carmen
Beyond Diving was started with one purpose in mind. To give each one of our guests the best diving experience, the best training, and the best rental equipment in the area. Basically, to create the dive center that we ourselves would like to go diving with.
To us, scuba diving is not simply a job. It is a way of life. We love sharing our passion for diving with the world. We believe that if more people become scuba divers, the better the world will be. Scuba Diving is a sustainable, low impact activity that gives us the opportunity to learn about the environment while exploring and having a great time.
With Beyond Diving, you will get personalized attention and you will be treated like a part of our family. When you leave, you will know that you have a scuba diving family here in Playa del Carmen.
Weare all experienced divers, dive instructors, technical and/or cave divers, but we never forget that we were beginners at one point, therefore we will do our best to make sure every one of your dives is a memorable one. It doesn’t matter if you are just learning to scuba dive or if you have thousands of dives in every environment imaginable. We will strive to make sure your dives with Beyond Diving are the best you’ll have so far!
It goes without saying that Beyond Diving is committed to doing our part to help end the hatred and violence against members of the LGBT Community. Beyond Diving is an inclusive dive center, and we do not discriminate against anybody regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation or identity.
OUR INSTRUCTORS AND STAFF
Professional/Instructor Ratings: TDI Stage Cave, Full Cave, Intro to Tech, Advanced Nitrox & Sidemount Instructor, SDI OWSDI, PADI MSDT, Apeks/Aqualung Technician, SSS Hyperbaric Chamber Tender/Operator
Certified Diver Since: 1992
Favorite Dive Sites: Los Arcos Reef & Cenote Caracol
Erik started diving at a young age ,and has been doing it ever since. He has thousands of safe dives in just about every environment you can imagine. From the rough North Sea, Canadian Great Lakes, researching Great White Sharks in Australia, cave diving in Mexico and Central Florida and every reef in between.
His years of experience as as a field biologist (with postgraduate studies in environmental law and environmental risk assessment/toxicology), bring diving education to a whole new level.
Erik's main focus is on advanced diver training. Courses such as cave, sidemount and advanced nitrox are his specialty. However, he still enjoys teaching brand new divers during their open water diver course or even Discover Scuba Diving participants!
Certified since: 2014
Favorite Site: Anything with beautiful fish!
Sandra will most likely be the first person you will meet at the shop. She has years of experience working in the entertainment industry as an artist manager (yes, you have heard of most of them) and record label manager.
With a degree in International Business, it is quite safe to say that Sandra is the brains of this operation!Although she is a new diver, don’t let that fool you! She has more knowledge about diving than a lot of instructors out there.
Jose Miguel "Pepe" Mastache
Professional/Instructor Ratings: TDI Intro to Cave Instructor, PADI MSDT, Apeks/Aqualung, Mares & Scubapro techincian
Certified Since: 1992
Pepe is one in a trillion. One of the nicest guys you will ever meet, one of the most experienced cave and technical divers we have ever had the pleasure of knowing, an excellent instructor and just an all around excellent person.He has been diving all around the Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean as well as having been part of many exploration projects in the caves in Mexico.
Certified diver since: 1990
Favorite Dive Sites: Cenotes Xtabay & Chikin Ha
Daniel is a very accomplished cave diver, explorer and a fantastic cave diving instructor. He is a TDI-SDI instructor trainer and one of the finest divers and friends one could ever hope to meet.
Piggy is the coolest dog ever! If you've met her, then you know. If you haven't, then you're totally missing out. She is such a great dog that we believe that she might be a direct descendant of Anubis. She loves to play, and she loves to swim and run!