5 Star PADI Instructor Development & Dive Center
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

Our Team

Why our Clients love to work with us.

Who Are We?

In Mexico Blue Dream, our people make the difference. We love what we do, and we do it with love. That’s what makes us stand apart from other Dive Centers in Playa del Carmen.

Our international, multilingual team combines expertise and knowledge, both in and out of water, to offer you a friendly and professional service. The professionalism and experience of our instructors and guides ensures complete safety as well as pure diving enjoyment.

Our Strengths

  • 1 PADI Course Director
  • 1 Technical Instructor Trainer
  • 1 TDI Full Cave Instructor
  • 8 Cave Divers
  • 9 PADI Instructors
  • 1 Rebreather Instructor
  • Teaching in 5 languages

The Owners

Dune, and more specifically Gérard Besse, originally from France, opened his first dive center in 1997, in Egypt.
Over 20 years later, Dune has now 2 dives centers in France, 1 in Egypt, 1 in Bali and 1 in Mexico. Diving experience can also be on a boat, so Dune also developed liveaboards in Egypt, Sudan, across Indonésia and in the Maldives.

Dune, with the Mexico Blue Dream experience is now offering the best dive spots of the Riviera Maya with his dive center in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Our Team

Mexico Blue Dream is always striving towards excellence in diver training. Whatever your ambitions, whether it is beginner training, continuing education, or rebreather diving, our team of instructors have the knowledge and experience to assist you in reaching your dreams. Our friendly and competent staff is always ready to fulfill your wishes and requests.

Elodie Casteilla

General Manager, PADI Instructor

Diving since: 2005
Speaks: French, English & Spanish
Favorite Dive Site: Palancar

Matias Smirnoff

Operations Manager, PADI Instructor & Cave Diver, RAID MK6 Rebreather Instructor

Diving since: 1997
Speaks: Spanish & English
Favorite dive site: Jardines


Office manager, PADI Rescue Diver

Diving since: 2009
Speaks: Spanish & English
Favorite Dive Site: Cerebros

Flor Juarez

Dive Instructor

Diving since: 2007
Speaks: Italian, English, Spanish
Favorite dive site: El Cantil

Anders Heegaard

PADI Platinum Course Director, Technical Instructor Trainer & TDI Full Cave Instructor

Diving since: 1996
Speaks: English, Spanish, Danish
Favorite dive site: The PIT

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Gonzalo Larrañaga

PADI Instructor & Cave Diver

Diving since: 1985
Speaks: Spanish & English
Favorite dive: System Najarron

Al – Diver #1

PADI Divemaster

Diving since: 2010
Speaks: English & Spanish
Favorite dive site: Mama Viña

Peter Broger

PADI Instructor, PADI / RAID MK6 Rebreather Instructor, Cave Diver

Diving since: 1990
Speaks: German, Spanish & English
Favorite dive site: Pared Verde


PADI Instructor, TDI Cave Diver

Diving since: 1993
Speaks: Spanish, English & French
Favorite cenotes: Dreamgate


CMAS/PADI Inst., Cave Diver

Diving since: 1970
Speaks: French, Spanish, English & Italian
Favorite dive site: Akumal Bay

Our Crew and Reception Staff


Boat Captain

Speaks: Spanish & English


Boat Captain

Speaks: Spanish & English


First Mate

Speaks: Spanish

Bernardino Alias Cinco

First Mate & Tank Assistant

Speaks: Spanish


Admin Assistant

Speaks: Spanish & English


Admin Assistant

Speaks: Spanish & English



Speaks: Spanish


First Mate

Speaks: Spanish

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