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

Mark Ehlich

IANTD Open Water / Nitrox / Advanced Nitrox / Sidemount / Cave Instructor
Registered Cave & Cavern Guide
Registered Cozumel Marine Park Guide
Gue Cave 1 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 Cave 2 Diver

Mark Ehlich

IANTD Open Water / Nitrox / Advanced Nitrox / Sidemount / Cave Instructor
Registered Cave & Cavern Guide
Registered Cozumel Marine Park Guide
Gue Cave 1 Diver

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What people say

  • positive review  It is always a pleasure diving with Anne-Laure. She strives to give her customers the best possible cenote diving experiences. She is very knowledgeable about the cave systems along the riviera maya and will customize each trip depending on what we want to see, the weather, etc. to make sure we have a great time. I have done cenote diving with many different shops in the last few years and she is by far the most safety-conscious and dedicated guide. I can’t wait to dive with her again - she is the first person I contact whenever I am planning a dive trip to Mexico. Hope to see you soon!

    Candice Shangguan Avatar Candice Shangguan
    4 October 2018
  • positive review  This is a boutique dive operation - small groups and personalized service from the moment you contact them. They make sure to provide the best possible dive itinerary that is safe, within your diving experience and fun! Anne-laure, Arthur and Soren were a pleasure to dive with! If you're staying in Playa, dive with these guys and you'll come away with great memories and new dive friends!

    Kellda Centeno Avatar Kellda Centeno
    13 February 2020
  • positive review  Elite divers international is a very well organized dive shop with very professional and friendly staff. Anne-Laure set up a great personalized diving experience for me based on my level of comfort and experience in the water. Safety is paramount and they will not take shortcuts thus making you feel more confident under water. Knowing you’ve succeed in displaying necessary skills for the dives. Highly recommended! Definitely would be a pleasure to dive with again.

    Alex Grisales Avatar Alex Grisales
    10 January 2020
  • positive review  I recently visited Playa Del Carmen and I spent a great deal of time researching dive companies. After all the amazing references I read about them, I decided to give it a shot. Arthur took the time to talk to me on the phone and to really explain the environment in which I would dive prior to my arrival. I was going to Mexico for sea diving, but I ended up in the Cenotes a couple of times and it was absolutely breathtaking. His and Anne-Laure's knowledge, patience and passion for diving are reassuring. Their respect for the environment they take you in is inspiring. Arthur and Anne-Laure, you've made my time in Playa memorable and I can't wait to dive with you again.

    Carole Morin Avatar Carole Morin
    17 September 2019
  • 5 star review  I have had the pleasure to dive with Arthur a couple of times and it has been really amazing! He is really professional at ehat he those and really cool guy to do your dive with so if you get the chance to dive with him, go do it! Highly recommended!

    Ivan MH Avatar Ivan MH
    11 February 2018

What people say

  • positive review  I highly recommend Elite Divers International, both Arthur and Anne-Laure are very professional and experienced so we felt very safe during the dives. I did the bullshark diving with Arthur, and it was amazing! They had good quality rental equipment and took great care of us before and after the dives to make us feel comfortable and make the process go as smooth as possible in everything from payment to picking us up in the morning. I have been diving with some terrible dive shops in Mexico, but these guys are definitely one of the best!

    Julie Frich Avatar Julie Frich
    5 February 2019
  • 5 star review  As a PADI Dive Professional I went along with a large group of other diving professionals to Mexico. We dove many 6 days with them. They are top notch. Our entire group enjoyed being with the two of them and their other helpers. Highly recommend using them. Thanks

    David Bebout Avatar David Bebout
    28 April 2018
  • 5 star review  100% personalized service, it is just you and Arthur. Very experienced and knowledgeable dive instructor and guide! You pay some extra money compared to the group tours or diving centers but you get a 1 to 1 unforgettable experience (rather than being in a big group of people), in addition to his flexibility about timing and the willing to always choose the best time of the day for each dive in order to get the best daylight angle for each “cenote”!! Definitely a MUST DO experience! I’ve been diving for two consecutive days with Arthur!! EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!

    Mario Marozzi Avatar Mario Marozzi
    24 July 2018
  • 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  I can’t say enough about my recent experience diving with Elite Divers! I took a chance based on reviews and I am so glad that I did! Anne-Laure guided me through a challenging AOW course (as it should be), with incredible dives in both the ocean and the cenotes. If you’re looking to really become a better diver, you’ve come to the right place. Not only are they amazing instructors, Anne-Laure and Arthur make each student and diver feel like family. I went to Playa as a solo traveler and diver and came home with friends for life. I never go to the same place twice, but I will definitely be back to Playa to dive with these amazing humans!

    Jenny Pennington Avatar Jenny Pennington
    19 September 2019