My name is Tamara, I was born and raised in Mexico and grew up by the beach in Puerto Morelos. My father is a boat captain and my mother is an environmental educator, they shaped my love for nature and were key in me becoming a self taught underwater naturalist.
Today, I am a full time technical diver and instructor but in my previous life I obtained BSc in Communication Science (2005) and worked for different companies in Events and Marketing in Benelux.
In 2014 I left my corporate job and I have been in the water ever since, I have extensive experience teaching and guiding recreational and technical divers as well as working as a scientific diver in different environmental monitoring and restoration projects. In 2020 I started my own cave Citizen Science project: Cave Corals.
In 2021 I became part of the instructor team at Protec Dive Centers, where I also train to be a cave instructor under the mentorship of Patrick Widmann.
I am also an avid free diver. I speak fluent Spanish, English and French and have studied German and Dutch. I am proud of being a Belgian citizen since my naturalization in 20014 and although I now live in Mexico I still hold close ties with my adoptive country, where I spent a third of my life.
Want to get to know me in person and spend a day of diving with me? Book your dives here!
What is it like to dive with me?
Professional and Safe!
I have been an instructor since 2014, I have extensive experience guiding divers in the cenotes, both recreational (Cavern diving) and technical (Cave, Stage, DPV dives).
A unique experience!
My work in environmental conservation and education allows me to share incredible facts and information about the natural history of the cenotes and their relevance to us.
Enjoy a day out in the jungle with a local guide born in Quintana Roo. Relax and dive in the cenotes, learn and discover nature like never before and create unforgettable memories!
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