Manager/PADI Instructor

TDI Full Cave Diver

Nationality: Mexican

Hi, I’m Hector, the owner and operator of The Scuba Tribe in Playa Del Carmen.

My passion for Scuba began in early 2002, when I travelled to Thailand.  Finding myself on Ko Phi Phi Island, surrounded by water, I decided to give Scuba Diving a try.  I became certified for Open Water Diving and quickly realized that diving would become an essential part of my life and career.

I continued to travel, dive and explore, eventually settling in Playa Del Carmen in 2006.  Upon arriving, I was immediately certified as a Scuba Instructor.  For the next 4 years, I happily guided Scuba Divers from all over the world to discover the amazing reefs and aquatic life abundant to the Mayan Riviera.

In 2010, after many months deliberating over the perfect name, The Scuba Tribe was born.  My dream was to establish a shop providing the highest level of Knowledge and Safety possible, while also maintaining a Fun and Friendly environment.  Your guides at The Scuba Tribe are personally selected by me, and committed to delivering an amazing time!

In 2013, I decided to dive even “deeper” yet into the amazing world of underwater caves (Cenotes), which are scattered throughout the entire Yucatan Peninsula. I took my Full Cave Course in January 2013, and began sharing this new dimension of Scuba Diving with all of you!

Since then, Cenote Diving became The Scuba Tribe’s specialty.  It’s a pleasure to introduce divers of various levels to Cenote Diving where they’ll experience the history and uniqueness this area has to offer.  And if you’re like me, you’ll enjoy the challenge of learning something new, and improving the skills you already have.


Click here if you’re ready to Explore the Underwater World of Cenotes.

We also offer Reef Dives in Playa Del Carmen or Cozumel, Bull Shark Dives, Ship Wreck Diving in Puerto Morelos, or Night Dives.