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Explore the DarkSide with our Passionate Team of Diving Experts.

At DarkSide Divers, we’re not just a dive center. We are a tight-knit group of enthusiastic divers who share a deep affection for the mysterious underwater world of Mexico. Our adventure started with a modest dream: to uncover the secrets concealed beneath the surface and offer our extensive knowledge to fellow adventurous divers like yourself.

Meet Your DiveBuddies

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Gustavo (Tavo) Padilla
Laura J. Pohjanen
Gustavo Padilla TDI | SDI | PADI instructor Darkside divers Mexico
Laura J. Pohjanen
Laura J. Pohjanen - TDI | SDI | PADI instructor

The DarkSide Mission.

We are not simply your guides; we are your companions on an extraordinary adventure. Our mission is to empower you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to embrace the darkness and explore the hidden treasures of Mexico’s caves and caverns safely. Your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities, and with us leading the way, you can trust that you are in the best possible hands. After obtaining your dive ratings with us, you are ready to safely explore the the depths and darkness you’re qualified for.

Whether you’re a seasoned cave diver seeking new challenges or a beginner eager to take your first plunge into the abyss, we welcome you to join our dive family at DarkSide Divers MX. Our passion for exploration and dedication to creating unforgettable diving experiences sets us apart, and we can’t wait to share the thrill of the unknown with you.