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

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

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What people say

  • positive review  I can't even begin to express how thankful I am to have connected with Anne-Laure and Elite Divers for diving in Playa del Carmen. The dives were exceptional and I knew I was in excellent company guided by Anne-Laure. Both her and Author with Elite Divers are true professionals that care very much for their divers safety and experience. I also did a whale shark snorkel with this group...and just WOW!!! If you are going to be in Playa, book with them immediately! With them, we left super early and were one of the first boats to arrive, which gave us lots of private snorkeling time with this majestic animals. They coordinated EVERYTHING for me, suggesting dive spots to plan for and arranging pick ups from my airbnb. My main goal in Playa was the whale sharks, but they also recommended and brought me on an incredible reef dive and wreck dive off of Cozumel. Also because of them, I will be going back for some cenote diving in the future! Even more than the great diving, I want to say how they have truly created a community in Playa with their divers. As a solo female traveler, they immediately welcomed me and introduced me to other divers over the time I was there. Because of them, I now have some special new friendships that I feel so thankful for.

    Mary Ensor Avatar Mary Ensor
    11 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
  • positive review  I had the privilege of doing four dives with Elite Divers International last week. The first two dives were in a Cenote, where I introduced my wife to my love of scuba. The instructor was thorough, knowledgeable, and so patient with her as she struggled a bit with the safety requirements required. The dive site was absolutely beautiful. The entire day was planned out for us including an authentic Mexican breakfast, a delicious lunch, and even a celebratory cocktail at the end of day! It was such a fun day! My third dive was later in the week, the bull shark dive. What a unique and cool experience, one I will never forget. The instructors are top notch, knowledgeable and fun, and I HIGHLY recommend Anne-Laure, Arthur, and Flo!!

    Anthony Fresolone Avatar Anthony Fresolone
    15 December 2018
  • positive review  I can't recommend Arthur and Anne-Laure from Elite Divers International enough! They both offer super friendly and professional service with exquisite attention to details! Whether it is a dive in the ocean or in one of the breathtaking Cenotes the Riviera Maya has to offer you can't go wrong by choosing these awesome guys to fulfill all your Mexican diving needs!!!

    Gal Anekstein Avatar Gal Anekstein
    21 April 2019
  • 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

What people say

  • positive review  I recommand Elite Divers International for their Organisation, really friendly french Team with lot‘s of good contacts and recommandations Really serious, i really recommand to all People who wants to dive for cenotes , reef and as well bullshark in playa de Carmen

    Kyan Darrot Avatar Kyan Darrot
    23 November 2018
  • positive review  A+ job, these guys are excellent guides!

    Chris Stubbs Avatar Chris Stubbs
    14 December 2018
  • positive review  These guys are the best in the Yucatan. The perfect mix of professional and playful. They manage to be serious and safe while still being fun to hang out with in between dives. Their passion for diving is infectious! Cannot recommend them enough :)

    Veronica Chase Avatar Veronica Chase
    3 March 2020
  • positive review  Thank you Arthur and Anne for the excellent experience! Spent a week diving in Cozumel, went over to the main land with some friends to dive the Cenotes for a day. Arthur and Anne provided top notch service from start to finish, meeting us at the ferry and even making sure we made it back on time. They were professional, enthusiastic, accommodating and very well educated about the history and geography of the area. Our dives were planned and timed meticulously to provide us with the best experience. Hands down the highlight of our trip! Hope to dive with Elite Divers International again when we return. See you soon!

    William Bain Avatar William Bain
    13 July 2019
  • 5 star review  Great dive today in the cenotes! Everything perfect thanks to Arthur. Apart from the awesome dive, he gave us lots of great facts about Mayan culture and their relation with the cenotes and make this an amazing experience that I will always remember. 100% recommend to anyone who wants to explore this amazing world !

    Tomas Sanchez Avatar Tomas Sanchez
    30 July 2018