Back in 1999 I got certified to dive and my life's path has never been the same. I love diving in all kinds of water and through my travels I have found Cozumel to be consistently the best diving. So I started ScubaTony and dedicated my life to creating the best dive service I could.
There is no way you could truly understand the sea unless you have lived and breathed below the surface. We look forward to showing you the world below the waves and I know that you will fall in love with this incredible environment as well.
You will also get to meet Carlos, (aka Papo) our boat captain. He has over 18 years of experience operating different dive boats in Cozumel. He is the captain of the Chiquilla Bonita (our first boat) and has been since we bought it. He is a human GPS and knows the reefs here better than anyone. He is always there to help out. He watches the bubble and keeps us safe during the dive, then he is there to change out your tank and check your gear when you come up. Carlos is first to offer a fresh shower or a cold drink to make sure you are comfortable while on board the Chiquilla Bonita. We are very proud to have such a great captain to round out the Scubatony service above and below the water.
We are lucky to have Captain Hector (aka Mago) driving the Atila. He comes to us with many years of running dive boats in Cozumel. He is a true asset to our crew and knows the dive reefs like his back yard. He had helped me many hours preparing the new boat (Atila) and takes care of her like it was his own. He loves being on the water and loves to meet new people. He will take care of your gear and change out your tanks in between dives and be the first to offer a drink or warm towel when you surface. He is never outside far when you surface and quick to pick you up. I can't say enough about Hector. He is our energizer bunny. He never stops moving around. Always thinking and fixing stuff. I am very happy to have him with us. Don't forget to ask him why they call him Mago.
I discovered scuba diving in 1995, and my life immediately changed. Diving sensitized my perception and awoke in me the passion for the ocean and for all the little grand things that constitute the delicate underwater ecosystem, that has become my life ever since.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Javier moved to the island for a change of pace. With almost 20 years of diving experience in Cozumel, Javier is a passionate dive guide and teacher.
My name is Israel, I am from Mexico city, since I was a kid a was always fascinated by the underwater world (I used to put on a mask and look into a fish tank, so go figure!) I have been a Cozumeleño for the past 20 years, now I do what I love for a living: diving! I'm more than happy to help others enjoy this fascinating world! Come visit and let me show you!
Roberth is from Merida and has been dive master in Cozumel for 20 years. He loves taking people diving and showing them the underwater world that he so passionately cares about. He carries a speargun with him on some dives and will kill a Lionfish if he comes across one. He will feed it to a predator like a Snapper or a Grouper. He loves taking guests on night dives and showing off the bioluminescents.
Adam is from Oklahoma City. With nothing but adventure in his soul, he traveled and moved around the world. Doing everything from teaching English in Austria, dealing blackjack on cruise ships to doing lighting on Hollywood movie sets. He moved back to OKC to be near family and to open and run a successful wine store. From Denver, Andrea has ventured to the tops of mountains to the bottom of the seas. Colorado was home for nearly 25yrs where she owned a prominent successful business for 15yrs but to her, she knew her biggest adventure was to come. Having traveled various places in the world as well, when Adam asked her to join him on this adventure - well - these two kindred spirits took flight together and dove deeper into the world of diving.
We always knew we loved to dive and wanted to live our life close to and in the water but it wasn't til after diving with ScubaTony as guests we knew that the "Dive Life" was for us and would do everything possible for it to happen. It didn't take us long to decide to sell everything from businesses, to the house in the US and take the plunge into the greatest dream of all and move to a little tropical island to become business partners with the one and only Scuba Tony. Surrounded by great water, better than great people we get to call friends - We are now lucky enough to call this little island home and be part of the ScubaTony team!
Ray was born in Mexico City and moved to Cozumel in 1999. When he was a child, his mother and father always took him swimming in the ocean and on Sunday he always watched a wonderful show called "Mi amigo el mar" hosted by Mexico’s most famous diver, Ramón Bravo.
His underwater films inspired me to fall in love with the ocean and it’s many inhabitants. When he had the chance to become a diver, he did not hesitate for a minute and dove right in. He started as an underwater videographer/photographer but when he saw people learn how to dive he knew that he needed to be an instructor. When he sees a new diver’s face light up under water he is reminded why he does this.
He has been diving in Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Florida and California. My name is Raymundo C Ramirez and I am a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer since 2002, over 8,000 dives and counting....
Raymundo C Ramirez
PADI MSDT 180938
Ruben is a four time Iron Man finisher that has always had a love for the ocean. Before diving, he was a surfer on the West coast of Mexico. He then became a paramedic and a search and rescue diver for the Red Cross in a river. He became an instructor and started teaching diving. His love for the ocean brought him to Cozumel where he had heard of the warm water and 100 foot visibility. He loves it here and he loves teaching new divers. He has a lot of charisma and everyone in the marina know him. Everyone calls him “Pecho Paloma”.
I have always felt curious about the ocean. Swimming, surfing or just staring at it for hours was something I was compelled to do. It is no wonder why scuba diving became my passion and a lifestyle. I can´t think in anything else that could give the opportunity to experience freedom from gravity as scuba diving does. All these combined with the perfect scenery of the coral reef formations and the fascinating life that it´s held in there. Enjoying the island life I can´t wait to take you diving and even make some great videos of you exploring the mystic waters of Cozumel.