Takata is a unique Dive and Research Center located in Mahahual, Mexico, with a vision to protect marine biodiversity through diving and research. We educate environmentally conscious divers while making a positive contribution to the local community. 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. Our team is dedicated to proving the best training and experience, tailored for your needs.
But Takata is not just about diving, it’s a magnet of attracting people with positive energy and committed to the environment. You can stay in our accommodations and take a PADI Certification or learn about coral reefs with our biologists. We want to create meaningful experiences while offering the opportunity to discover the underwater world and participate in eco projects with an amazing community of marine enthusiasts.
We believe in a fairer world, where human activities do not negatively impact nature. We are choosing a new healthy way of interacting with our planet where each of us should aspire to contribute to creating a healthy and sustainable future. When you join TAKATA, you join our purpose. You take a stand for the environment by choosing to dive with us to protect marine biodiversity.
To provide training of the highest quality to train conscious and individuals with tools for change.
To create a conscious and successful company through which transformative expereiences are offered.
Takata opened its doors in 2016 and the Research Center started working on its first projects, such as the reef monitoring, the mangrove restoration, and the social perception program. In 2018, we started teaching ecology programs and one of the Research Center’s main programs started, the Mahahual Coral Restoration Program. This program works on the active restoration of coral reefs in Mahahual. The goal is to restore 10,000m2 of degraded coral reef in Mahahual by 2026. One year later, Takata became a PADI 5 Star IDC Center, starting to certify instructors. In 2020 we built two cabañas and two suites, which allowes people who come and visit us to stay in our accommodations. 2021 and 2022 were years of creating partnerships with institutions such as Global Vision International (GVI), the United Nations (UN), and the Mexican Government. This 2023 a laboratory is being built for the Research Center. Takata started as a dream and now it is a community of people working on protecting the ocean.
Located in the southern tip of the Mexican Caribbean lies an unscathed paradise for divers and anyone looking for adventure. Mahahual, originally a small fishing village, has developed over the years to be an oasis for divers and travelers looking to relax and absorb the Caribbean vibes. Located just south of Playa De Carmen and Cancun, this white sandy getaway is just a stretch away from the hustle and bustle. Part of the Mesoamerican barrier reef, Mahahual waters offer a multitude of underwater biodiversity and impressive reefs untouched by civilization for hundreds of kilometers. The reef consists of more than 300 types of coral, 350 types of mollusks and more than 500 types of fish, of which a large number are protected including the world’s largest population of manatees. With unspoiled mangroves just a few meters from the beach, there are hatcheries that provide refuge from hundreds of species. This kind of ecosystem not only helps and supports the life in the ocean but also attracts a lot of migratory bird species looking to feed and breed in the safety of the mangroves.
With the new improved highway reaching from Cancun’s international Airport, the passage directly to Mahahual is simple, along with beautiful attractions along the way like the historic ruins of Tulum and Coba. The access to Mahahual is accommodating with public or private transport available every day for people who want to plan a short stay or a long getaway.