• PADI 5 STAR DIVE CENTER

Established in 2016 by a team of divers, scientists, filmmakers and adventurers, Takata Experience offers the opportunity to discover the underwater world and participate in environmental projects.

At the Dive Center, we provide personalized attention to divers of all levels of experience, from those breathing underwater for the first time to the more experienced diver who is looking for new challenges and adventure.

We believe that diving is an activity in which people of all ages and backgrounds can participate, irrespective of experience or ability. All that is needed is the correct environment in which to learn. Our team of instructors is dedicated to providing the best training, tailored for you. With varied backgrounds and experience, we aim to provide a quality learning experience for all our divers.

Come and experience relaxed Caribbean vibes, explore the ancient culture of Mexico and become part of the Takata family!

At Takata Experience we have built a Dive Center and Research Center to serve the dive community and the environment. Our mission is create environmentally conscious divers and dive professionals while positively affecting the local community of Mahahual. 

We strive to become a sustainable dive operation, with a minimal environmental impact. Our dive shop is powered by solar panels. We have used recycled materials to build our outdoor yoga platform, café/bar and chill-out areas. We have a recycling area which is used by our neighbors and an organic compost facility.

It is very important for us to be part of the economic, environmental and social development of the local community of Mahahual. We employ local boat crew and work with the community to improve the relationship with nature, being conscious of local customs and traditions.

Together with our Research Center, we are succeeding in fostering a more eco-friendly approach to everyday life, local business practices and the tourism industry in Mahahual. 

~ Pablo ~

Co-Founder, General Manager, PADI IDC Staff Instructor

A Chilean with a plan, Pablo turned his dream for an eco-conscious dive center into a reality with the vision of his co-founders. With over 7 years teaching experience in the Caribbean, Pablo´s energy and enthusiasm for diving and protecting our ocean environment is contagious and inspiring. In between running the Takata Divemaster Program or discovering new dive sites on one of Takata´s adventurous expeditions, Pablo spends his time giving back to the community of Mahahual and striving to bring awareness to the plight of our oceans.

~ Tomas ~

Co-Founder, Videographer, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

As a keen diver and environmentalist, Tomas has always had a love for conservation and the ocean. His love for diving began at the age of 12 years old and since then he has dived all over the world. After taking a BSc in Wildlife Conservation and MSc in Wildlife Documentary production, Tomas now combines his skills as a dive instructor and accomplished videographer to teach people how to be more environmentally conscious divers and share the message of Takata Experience.

~Therese ~

Dive Center Manager, PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Originally from Ireland, Therese left the corporate world behind 7 years ago to enjoy the warm waters of the Caribbean, certifying hundreds of new divers, divemasters and training new instructors along the way. Having gained a variety of experience working in Honduras and the Cayman Islands, Therese has returned to Mexico to expand the professional dive program at Takata. Therese is happiest when sharing her love for all things ocean related with new and experienced divers and searching the sand for tiny critters!

~ Raimundo ~

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

After years of diving in the Pacific Ocean in Chile, Raimundo made the big move to the warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean coast. Raimundo brings his love for the underwater world to all his courses and fun dives. Take your Open Water or Advanced Open Water course with Raimundo and you will quickly catch his infectious enthusiasm for scuba diving and fish identification – ask him about his favorite, the Sergeant Majors! While he may occasionally miss his dry suit and cold water diving, we are very happy he decided to join our team!

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