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

  • 5 star review  I dove with Arthur Nguyen-Kim and Anne-Laure Huynh. Professional Razor Instructors. It was an awesome experience. I dove the following Cenote - The PIT, Angelita, Casa Cenote and Nicte-ha. I give them 5 star. Safety 5 stars, Experience 5 Star. Flexibility 5 star. I'm an experience GUE diver in Southern California, safety is my 1st priority and then I can have fun all day. Arthur made sure, I see the beauty of each cenote...Nice and slow pace swim is what I like. I like to enjoy the details while I dive....Anne gave me an experience which I never done before....swimming with crocs....YOLO. I will come back in tulum to take their sidemount class

    Fred Espino Avatar Fred Espino
    21 February 2018
  • positive review  From the first point of contact with EDI, I could not have been more impressed and pleased by the experience. Anne Laure responded to my first message within minutes and truly made me feel like a valued client, start to finish. She teamed me up with Søren who is not only friendly and personable, but extremely knowledgeable and passionate about cenote diving. It was awesome to learn about the history of the cenotes and how each one has something different to offer to those lucky (or brave) enough to dive them. Once we got in the water after our briefing, Søren did everything he could to make sure I was informed, comfortable, and up for the task of diving these natural beauties. He also gave me tons of advice and pointers, in and out of the water, which I can use in my future as a diver. The dives themselves were a life changing experience - one that I’ll remember forever. I loved it so much that signed up for another day. I should also mention that I briefly met Arthur who was teaching a side mount course but was kind enough to introduce himself and thank me for diving with the company. I haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting Anne Laure, but through her great communication with me throughout both days of my dives I feel like I already have. She was so kind and warmly welcomed me to the diving community. So what I’m saying is that Elite Divers International rocks!! I will absolutely be diving with the again. Do yourself a favor a give them a try! You won’t regret it!

    Aki Matsumoto Avatar Aki Matsumoto
    18 January 2020
  • positive review  My partner and I just came back from a week in Playa del Carmen, and diving with Arthur and Flo was definitely the highlight of our trip. Cavern diving in the cenotes is probably the most unique and thrilling diving experience I've ever had — coming out of the dark cave in Jardin del Eden, and seeing the magnificent light pattern streaming in through the mangroves is something I'll cherish forever. Being in an overhead environment for the first time was scary, though, and I'm so glad we had Arthur to help and guide us through. Seeing him calm and collected navigating the caverns, you immediately sense his experience and competence. He is very safety-oriented too, which is reassuring. We also did the bull-shark dive with Flo (and Anne-Laure, though she couldn't join us in the water) — again, a great experience to see the bull sharks swim up close, as they swim by super close to you. Watching the giant turtle munch on sea grass, and a stingray glide past was an added bonus. If you're looking to dive in the Riviera Maya area, you can't go wrong picking Elite Divers International.

    Ravi Bhoraskar Avatar Ravi Bhoraskar
    26 December 2018
  • positive review  Arthur is very professionell and a very good instructor who gives great input for improving your diving skills. The dives were all amazing - ones of the best in my life. The organization is very structured and you can adapt the diving packages referring to your own skills. They are very friendly and nice! I really enjoyed all my dives. I highly recommend Elite Divers International.

    Loreen Hennemann Avatar Loreen Hennemann
    16 January 2019
  • positive review  Excellente prestation pour un baptême de plongée en famille géré de main de maître par Arthur. Merci pour ce beau moment

    Olivier Gaudel Avatar Olivier Gaudel
    2 January 2019

What people say

  • positive review  Very nice experience! Would highly recommend

    Dhruv Panchal Avatar Dhruv Panchal
    13 September 2019
  • positive review  Lors de notre voyage au Mexique, nous avons eu la chance de rencontrer Anne-Laure et Arthur. Cette rencontre a complètement changé notre expérience de la plongée. Ce sont des passionnés, de ceux qui peuvent vous hypnotiser des soirées durant simplement en vous partageant leur vie, leur passion et leur manière de voir les choses. Nous avons découvert les cénotes en douceur, avec un premier coup de coeur à Kukulcan, et puis les moments de bonheur se sont enchaînés pendant une semaine de plongée en cénote. L'impression, à chaque fois, de s'immerger (sans mauvais jeu de mots!) dans un univers si différent et magique, n'a jamais loupé. Anne-Laure et Arthur, ainsi que Soren, nous ont initiés à cette plongée si particulière, toujours en groupe privatif (2) et n'ont jamais hésité à prendre sur leur temps pour nous amener à nous améliorer, étant des instructeurs extrêmement portés sur la technique. Ils font pour nous partie du groupe très restreint des clubs privilégiant en tout point la qualité à la quantité. Nous ne rêvons que d'une chose, retourner plonger avec eux, passer avec eux nos niveaux techniques, et continuer à échanger sur leur terrasse autour de bonnes bières artisanales 😉 Encore un immense merci à vous deux!

    Benjo Ctn Avatar Benjo Ctn
    18 April 2020
  • 5 star review  I went diving one time with Anne-Laure and another time with Arthur. I just can recommend to do cenotes diving with them. They are so professional and that's not only because they have a high certification level and a lot of experience. They offer a great service including a lift from wherever you are in Playa, getting briefed already on the way to the dive site, nice lunch and even help for looking for accomodation. Both simply know what's cooking 🙂 It was a great pleasure to go dive with you. Thanks for your help, patience & hospitality! Wishing you all the best for the future!

    Caroline Lepschi Avatar Caroline Lepschi
    30 January 2018
  • 5 star review  Many thanks to Arthur Nguyen-Kim our Dive instructor from Elite Divers International. It was a great experience, Arthur offered the best diving experience in the cenotes. Lori, who is working towards her scuba certifications, did the snorkelling excursion and also had a fabulous time! Anne-Laure Huynh was fantastic to work with and I would recommend this excursion to anyone!!! I would suggest trying to get to the site early as it did start to get busy quickly. Thanks again Elite for a great experience!!!

    Ricardo Esteban Tirado Avatar Ricardo Esteban Tirado
    21 May 2018
  • positive review  Discovering cenotes with Anne Laure & Arthur was one or the best diving experience I had! Pro, reassuring, safe and very friendly, I can only encourage anyone willing to discover the wonderful cenotes near Playa del Carmen/Tulum to contact them! They definitely know everything about cenotes! I hope our "guiding lines" will cross again 🙂

    Lambert Aurelle Avatar Lambert Aurelle
    3 November 2018