A LITTLE BIT
Since starting out in 2016, Cthulhu Divers set out to not only offer Cancun's most exciting luxury dive tours but, through the use of local staff who all receive SEMARNAT nature conservation training, we also give you an opportunity to support both the local community while helping to preserve our fragile Caribbean reef ecosystem.
We first found success at our location in Benito Juárez next door the All Ritmo Hotel but we quickly came to realize that the bulk of our clientele were arriving from the northern hotels of Playa Mujeres and Isla Blanca and so, in March 2018, we decided to look for a location closer to these beaches in order to better service our divers. In September of that same year we made the move to the Isla Mujeres ferry terminal which can be found in between the Villa del Palmar Hotel and the gated entrance to Playa Mujeres and have since grown steadily to become one of the most successful dive operations in the area. As such, our instructor team gets to spend a significant amount of time in the water and are some of the most experienced scuba professionals in the region who are sure to make your diving an adventure one you’ll never forget.
Our main focus is on diver training, recreational scuba diving and water sports related activities at an affordable price around Cancun and Isla Mujeres (Women's Island). We offer a full range of PADI scuba diving courses and beginner programs starting from Discover Scuba Diving up to PADI Divemaster along with daily dive trips and other non-diver excursions.
PADI Member No: 381169
Nick, the owner of the Cthulhu Divers first began diving in Southern Africa in 2004. He decided to leave sunny UK in 2014 and settled down here in Cancun in early 2015. He is now directly responsible for keeping our awesome dive shop running smoothly and safely for both certified divers and students. He can mostly be found in a pool teaching skills to new divers but in his free time can also be found “jamming” rhythm & blues guitar with a rum and soda close at hand.
Natalia 'Lola' Barragan
Client Experience Manager
A natural people person, Natalia works avidly with our clients to customize our bespoke tours to each of their requirements and to make sure that they all run without a hitch. With her fingers on the pulse of Cancun’s night life, she is also the most qualified staff member to make recommendations for restaurants, night clubs and non-diving tours. Nevertheless, her favourite role is undoubtadly that of ‘mom’ to her young son (and future dive instructor) who is finding a reason to jump in our pool.
Francisco 'Paco' Cruz
Head Ocean Instructor
PADI Member No: 169448
Paco is quite possibly the most charismatic scuba instructor you’ll ever meet. He joined the team in 2017 and he’ll be around for a long time to come. Paco (direct translation: Mexican George Clooney) has over 23 years experience in the dive industry as a divemaster, instructor, and dive shop manager. He’s been married for over 30 years and is the proud father to two amazing kids including one of Cancun’s best underwater photographers.
Head Cenote Guide / Instructor
PADI Member No: 185960
A dive instructor by day, Carla runs her own dietitian business by night centred around Keto and low carb meal plans. Inline with her passion for fitness, she is also really passionate about teaching the Rescue Diver Course which is the most physical PADI course. A professional singer too, one only needs to listen for her voice to find her as she is commonly serenades our clients and staff while she setting up your gear.
Moral Support Officer
Ladies want to pet him and men want to be him. Griffin is undoubtedly the ladies man of our team. Despite being literally raized on the streetz and his “Oh, hell no!!!” attitude to any body of water deeper than three inches, Griffin continues to be the most beloved member of our staff. He offers all our clients a warm welcome on arrival and shows unparalleled enthusiasm for after-dive snack disposal.