About us

“Truly great instructors can distill the essence of their art into something simple, elegant and beautiful. Less is More. But to do less you have to learn more.”
Steve Bogaerts

Elite Divers International is born out of passion for the underwater world and scuba diving some years ago in Thailand. After traveling around the globe through Asia, the Persian Golf and Australia, we finally settled down in Mexico after falling in love with the Cenotes and Cave Diving. We feel privileged to have such a wide diversity of diving environments to our disposal and the magic of those places is making hard to ever consider leaving again.

We pride ourselves in offering a personalised service and small groups for the most comfortable and adapted experience to your needs. We invite you to join us and dive with us to share our passion, transmit that flame should you decide to become one of our esteemed Padawans.

About us

“Truly great instructors can distill the essence of their art into something simple, elegant and beautiful. Less is More. But to do less you have to learn more.”
Steve Bogaerts

Elite Divers International is born out of passion for the underwater world and scuba diving some years ago in Thailand. After traveling around the globe through Asia, the Persian Golf and Australia, we finally settled down in Mexico after falling in love with the Cenotes and Cave Diving. We feel privileged to have such a wide diversity of diving environments to our disposal and the magic of those places is making hard to ever consider leaving again.

We pride ourselves in offering a personalised service and small groups for the most comfortable and adapted experience to your needs. We invite you to join us and dive with us to share our passion, transmit that flame should you decide to become one of our esteemed Padawans.

Anne-Laure Huynh

Official Razor Sidemount Instructor
TDI Sidemount / Intro To Tech / Cavern / Deco Pro Instructor
Registered Cave & Cavern Guide
Registered Cozumel Marine Park Guide
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
TDI DPV Stage Cave Diver

Arthur Nguyen-Kim

Official Razor Sidemount Instructor
TDI Nitrox / Sidemount / Intro To Tech
Cavern / Deco Pro / Cave Instructor
SDI OW Instructor
Registered Cave & Cavern Guide
Registered Cozumel Marine Park Guide
TDI DPV Stage Cave Diver
TDI Stage Cave Diver
GUE Fundamentals Diver

Carlo Orsacchini

SSI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Registered Cave & Cavern Guide
PSAI Decompression Procedures Diver
PSAI Full Cave Diver

Anne-Laure Huynh

Official Razor Sidemount Instructor
TDI Sidemount / Intro To Tech / Cavern / Deco Pro Instructor
Registered Cave & Cavern Guide
Registered Cozumel Marine Park Guide
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
TDI DPV Stage Cave Diver

Arthur Nguyen-Kim

Official Razor Sidemount Instructor
TDI Nitrox / Sidemount / Intro To Tech
Cavern / Deco Pro / Cave Instructor
SDI OW Instructor
Registered Cave & Cavern Guide
Registered Cozumel Marine Park Guide
TDI DPV Stage Cave Diver
TDI Stage Cave Diver
GUE Fundamentals Diver

Carlo Orsacchini

SSI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Registered Cave & Cavern Guide
PSAI Decompression Procedures Diver
PSAI Full Cave Diver

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What people say

  • positive review  Anne did my SM refresher and we did cavern dives the next day. She’s an amazing instructor and helped me plan my mini trip 😊 I stayed at hers and Arthur’s home which was beautiful (elite HQ). Very welcoming and hopefully I will come back and do more diving In the future with them!

    Alex Rollitt Avatar Alex Rollitt
    8 March 2020
  • positive review  I have done 6 dives with Anna. Every single dive was absolutely breathtaking, I just want more and more... She is an excellent sidemount diver and she makes me feel super relax in the water. she adapted the plan to my preferences in the cenotes (I really appreciated that); such a professional, we had a lot of fun in the darkness! Out of the water, we had a nice talks about diving, she has experience on the way that I like to dive, DIR system, and a really interesting point of view of different configurations, diving gear... she is a great example of what is a safe and thinking diver. Also, we had a lot of fun, such a nice guys! I would love to come back again as a full cave diver! Great job 👌🏾 thanks a lot for everything!

    Pablo Galilea Avatar Pablo Galilea
    19 August 2019
  • positive review  they are AMAZING!!! would def dive with them again,, very professional and FUN! did Cenotes, and Whale Sharks!

    Renee Stewart Avatar Renee Stewart
    6 July 2019
  • 5 star review  accueil, sourire, professionalisme : belles plongées avec Arthur !!

    Frederic Depalle Avatar Frederic Depalle
    6 January 2018
  • positive review  My Razor Basic Sidemount course was the best I can do. I have the course with Anne-Laure Huynh. She is so a perfectly girl because I don’t speak not good English and I understand everything. To adjust the Razor wing is not easy but Anne-Laure tinker so long that it’s perfect on your body. We practice much skills of sidemount and Razor specially. I found the back kick was the most complicated skill, but in the end of the course I handled all skills very well. After the course I have 4 fun dives in the Cenotes, so beautifully, so unbelievable I can’t say the right words!!! I can recommend Elite Divers International!!!! The best way to found your perfect balance with your Razor underwater👍🏼👍🏼

    Sarah Berger Avatar Sarah Berger
    24 March 2019

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  • positive review  CENOTE DIVING - QUINTANA ROO, MX When i started diving 11 years ago, i felt like it was a whole new world. Now I feel the same about cenoté diving!! Like all those caves I explored in Kapadokya, but this is SUBMERGED!! I normally don’t like solo traveling and was supposed go to Tonga for humpbacks with my bf, but he didn’t get his leave and Tonga is too much of a hassle for me to travel alone. So, since cenotés have been in my bucket list as well, i decided to go there this time. Thanks to a group on FB, I found out about Elite Diver International, many girls there recommended them. I was so well taken care of by Anne-Laure Huynh from EDI based in Playa del Carmen. She and her partner Arthur took me to 14 cenotes in total and they carefully tailor made my itinerary - chosing the cenotes for me, making sure i see ones with different characteristics for a wholesome experience. When I found out I was really fascinated by formations in Dos Ojos’ Bat Cave, they then added the cenotes in the photos below: Dreamgate!! It was PACKED with decorations, it felt like being in a flooded natural gothic style cathedral! And instead of walking to see around, you glide along and sometimes thru pretty tight passages! I asked for a photoshoot (coz Gopro videos are meh without proper lighting) so we did one with their professional photographer friend in my favorite cenotes: of course, DREAMGATE. Cenote diving is way more amazing than i thought it would be!!! It helped greatly that I chose the right people to take care of my experience. EDI took me to Chac Mool for my first day to test out my buoyancy and determine which cenotes I can go to and adapt to the cavern environment. I found this is CRUCIAL because on our diving days, we bumped into people who straight away went to cenotes like The Pit and Dreamgate and they couldn’t enjoy it as much, even cancelling second dive because it was too claustrophobic. Not to mention the risk of not having good enough skill to not ruin the caverns for everyone else. Choose carefully who to dive with! Many dive centres will do whatever for money in Mexico (as it is in Indonesia, where I am from). I also went on a whaleshark observation with them to Isla Mujeres, then learn how to make ceviché on board and ate floating lunch around Isla Mujeres. My two weeks in Mexico couldn’t have been better!! If you have any questions about my experience I would be happy to answer. PS. You only have to be Advance Open Water certified but the instructors will (and they should. Be suspicious if they just agree to take you to any cenote you choose, like The Pit - really should not be your first cenote experience) assess first which cenotes are suitable for you based on your experience and buoyancy.

    Tannia Vera Avatar Tannia Vera
    17 September 2019
  • positive review  Buenísimo. Llegué a ellos mediante una recomendación por una página de buzos en Facebook; desde que los contacté estuvieron pendiente de todos los detalles antes de mi llegada al país, durante y hasta posterior a las salidas, así como brindarme diversas opciones y recomendaciones sobre todo lo que necesitaba saber y/o quería hacer durante mi corta permanencia en México. Definitivamente recomendable.

    Steve Wakeham Penny Avatar Steve Wakeham Penny
    25 June 2019
  • positive review  Très bonne matinée passée avec Arthur et Anne-Laure, encadrement super dans un cadre magnifique. Grâce à vous nous avons passé un super baptême de plongée

    Manon Bougel Avatar Manon Bougel
    23 April 2019
  • 5 star review  Diving with both Arthur and Anne-Laure was just exceptional. They are spot on with their organisation, always on time and we totally appreciated they knew when to be at certain dive spots to avoid the crowds. We did bull sharks and Cozumel,that was amazing, but really the 6 cenotes we saw were a total cherry on a vegan cake� Absolutely fantastic service, made us feel very relaxed and safe, saw the incredible cenotes and their advice on how to improve our diving as well as diving equipment and dive spots were much appreciated. They really go above and beyond to accommodate their divers. After having some questionable dive guides in the past, we were cautious choosing our playa dive centre and Elite divers international are a complete jackpot! Thanks again guys and hope to dive with you again!

    Zoey Zoom Avatar Zoey Zoom
    3 January 2018
  • positive review  Super professional and absolutely amazing guides. My wife and I had such an amazing experience diving with them. We can't wait to do it again.

    Greg Custer Avatar Greg Custer
    11 November 2019