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NEW LOCATION SEPT 2019 Directions to our shop from the ferry terminal: ( 3.5 blocks ) Note: We are located on the island of Isla Mujeres, a 20 minute ferry ride from the Cancun Ultraman Puerto Juarez ferry terminal. If you are taking a taxi on the island, tell the driver Banamex bank. Best local landmark if you have to ask someone is Javi's Cantina. We are across from Javi's diagonally, next to Vida La Dulce apartments. Signage and mural coming soon!
If you are coming from Cancun, you will take the Ultramar ferry from Puerto Juarez/Gran Puerto. Ask us for the ferry timing for your tour. Ferry Schedule.
PADI Instructor Development Staff Instructor. Specialty Instructor: Deep, Wreck, Drift, Dry Suit ( Isla? LOL ) UW Navigation, Night, Care for Children with AAED, Peak Performance, Project Aware.
He is a fantastic Dive Master. When Wilbert is not driving dive boat Amalia, he repairs tank valves and regs. He is my main boat tech, we've worked side by side on many Amalia projects. And he is right there rigging, hauling, meeting diver needs from the moment he brings Amalia downtown in the morning till he takes her back at the end of the day. From an Isla Fishing family, Wilbert knows these waters above and below as well as anyone on the island. I am proud to call him friend. I know when I am on a dive and fly my Surface Marker, he is just a short distance away at the surface. He will accept gratuities 8 days out of a 7 day week.
Paige is currently at home in the USA working and being safe while our countries work through the Covid challenges. We miss her! After spending the first 22 years of life in the midwest, Paige found her way to Isla Mujeres after graduating from Kansas State University. Escaping cold landlocked Kansas, she joined Aqua Adventures during summer of 2019 to become a Divemaster. Paige can often be found with Oreo Gelato in one hand and petting the neighborhood pups with the other.
Paige truly knows what it means to say, "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore!"
I don't know where we would be without this man. I've never seen more hustle packed into one guy in my life. Big smile, amazing attitude, he sets the bar for customer service at Aqua Adventures. Lalo will line up your gear prior to heading to the boat, load the carts, push them to the dock.
As VP of customer service, Lalo is constantly raising the bar for the team. On the rare days he doesn't show up for work, the rest of us are very depressed. He and his wife run a conveniece store in the Canotal Neighborhood where the cervesa is cold, stop in for a free beer!
Our long time Whale Shark and Fishing partners, Beto is an awesome Isla Waterman. Expert in these waters, boat handling, Dad and family man. I've been on many a whale shark trip with Beto at the helm, trust his skills and instincts completely.
Beto is also our Whale Shark coordinator, ensuring that you are well placed for your tour within the fleet.
Jair ( son of Beto ) has been with Aqua Adventures for years, look for him in our whale shark fotos, hovering above the animal, his shadow on its back. He has worked with Aqua Adventures as a snorkel guide, and with his family as a whale shark guide. Now, Jair has advanced to boat capitan. We're proud of him.
Jair also can take you fishing, bay and offshore. Contact us to arrange a 1/2 or full day fishing.
Mid engine Cummins BTA5.9 M1 mechanical diesel. That mid engine is what allows her to have a great diver swim step on the back, and REAL NICE WIDE FULL TIME MOUNTED DIVE LADDER! But much more than specifications to us. Amalia takes us out and back. Every day. Since 2013 she's gotten alot of love! New top, new transmission, a couple of engine rebuilds, new paint and graphics. Oxygen and first aid kit. and New 4 blade bronze prop, steering gear. Amalia is named for the grand daughter of Sonia Fuentes, company founder in 2004.
Wanna see how much we love her? Take her away from us for a few days when we have divers and make us use a backup boat.
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer 288500. Specialty Instructor: Deep, Wreck, Drift, Dry Suit ( Isla? LOL ) UW Navigation ( a fave ), Night, Ocean Reef FFM and comms, Care for Children with AAED, Peak Performance, Project Aware.
Founded 2004 by Sonia Fuentes, Aqua Adventures was the first PADI resort on the island. In August of 2020, Paul and I purchased the business from Jim Silver and will continue to provide the top level safety fun and service that Aqua Adventures is known for. Several other dive shops, but Sonia was the first to recognize the value of associating with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Wilbert, our Capitan, back then a Divemaster for Sonia. I met him as a client in the summer of 2011! But Sonia fought some tough health battles, the business suffered a bit and closed its doors in January of 2012. Jim Silver resurrected the business in 2012 In June, my friends Brad and Tiffany, Isla business owners themselves, contacted me to let me know the pieces of the business were available for sale. July 20, 2012, I re opened the doors and now in 2020, 7 years and going strong! Thanks to the Aqua Adventures Diver Family.
We pride ourselves in keeping full time staff, fully insured in the Mexican Social Security System.
So much information to share! Charming, safe Island, 6 miles, fast a/c ferry ride from Cancun! Lodging from Hostels to 5 star all inclusives. Bustling centro downtown district where Aqua Adventures is located, and scores of restaurants. Spend pesos not dollars ( we only trust the Banamex ATM for transactions from out of country bank ). Change dollars at CiBank or Electra or even Isla Ferry terminal. Don't forget your passport. More later!
Call us on our US number at 512-633-8242 ( rings in Isla on our laptop! ) or Mex shop: +52 998 188 4150 or Mex cell: +52 1 998 322 8109!
Wow, choices at all price points. Javi's ( with music ), Fredy's (pork chop steak,fresh seafood), Lola Valentina (innovative menu), Asia Caribe ( seafood, asian fusion), LIMON ( top on the island ), Villa Rolandi ( Ambiance, food ), Mike's Pizza, Oscar's ( late night food and drink, mid island), Ruben's ( local classic fave )..... The Joint, Que Bravo ( great sandwiches ), Paradisecream ( GELATO ), Rooster's coffee/cafe ( 3 locations )
Foto above, Pollo Fricasie at Rincon Cubano! We've got lots to add, call us, we love food almost as much as diving.
La Vida Dulce Apartments, adjacent to our new location, are the most convenient to our dive shop. Click here to view and book, Or ask us about dive/stay packages.
From Hostels to 5 Stars. Nautibeach, an all time fave. Zoetry Villa Roland, top of the heap 5 Star, Downtown properties, walking distance to shop, hustle and bustle, some near nighttime party noise, some quiet. Marina Paraiso wonderful property.
Your island experience can be quiet and a bit more subdued if you choose a south island retreat like Maria Kan Kin to name one! Or stay on Hildalgo stree near Adelita Tequila Bar where the Salsa/Cuban band gets rolling at 1am on Friday and Saturday night!
Call or email if you have questions!