Our Vision

We are Barefoot Dive Center, we have 2 diving operations in the Riviera Maya - Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen. 

We are a group of very experienced PADI instructors that work with passion and dedication every day we go out to the water. Our goal is to make every customer have the best diving experience, providing the highest level of safety and quality, focusing on small groups, this guarantees our personalized service and the best for our clients.

 

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Our family

Get to know us better!

Omer Leichner Bar

CEO

  • Age: 32

  • Nationality: Israeli. 

  • Why did you become a dive instructor?

  • because life is filled with uncertainties but with the right guidance we are able to experience it to the fullest.

  • What would you think you’d be if you weren’t a dive instructor? 

  • pediatrician or a boat captain 

  • Why did you fall in love with diving? 

  • the slow rhythm underwater is addictive!!! 

  • Where did you work in diving apart from barefoot? 

  • Israel (red sea), Thailand, and Colombia

  • Which marine animal is your favorite?

  • a very strong buttle between the "green turtle", the "spotted eagle ray" and Taco.

  • Which languages do you speak? Spanish, English, Hebrew.

Ofir Lifer
Dive Center Manager

  • Age: 34

  • Nationality: Israeli.

  • Why Did You Become A Dive Instructor? 

  • because of my passion for teaching.

  • What Would You Think You’d Be If You Weren’t A Dive Instructor?

  • a boring person

  • Why Did You Fall In Love With Diving? 

  • the feeling of meditation.

  • Where Did You Work In Diving Apart From Barefoot?

  • Israel (red sea)

  • Which Marine Animal Is Your Favorite? 

  • clownfish

  • Which Languages Do You Speak?  Spanish, English, Hebrew.

Memo

Dive Instructor

  • Age: 41

  • Nationality: Mexican

  • Why Did You Become A Dive Instructor? I found myself and my passion under the sea, and I wanna share this amazing sensation.

  • What Would You Think You’d Be If You Weren’t A Dive Instructor? I would be working in a boring sales office for long hours.

  • Why Did You Fall In Love With Diving? I said it before, I found my self down there!

  • Where Did You Work In Diving Apart From Barefoot? Akumal Bay dive center

  • Which Marine Animal Is Your Favorite? More than one for sure, but the eagle ray, blenny, all sharks and sucker fish

  • Which Languages Do You Speak?  Spanish, English

Renata Aburto
Dive Instructor

  • Age: 28

  • Nationality: Mexican

  • Why Did You Become A Dive Instructor? 

  • What Would You Think You’d Be If You Weren’t A Dive Instructor? 

  • Why Did You Fall In Love With Diving? I found a door to a new fascinating world. 

  • Where Did You Work In Diving Apart From Barefoot? Other parts of Mexico.

  • Which Marine Animal Is Your Favorite? Octopus.  

  • Which Languages Do You Speak?  Spanish, English, Italian and a bit of Hebrew. 

Carlos Torres
COO

  • Age: 36

  • Nationality: Mexican.

  • Why did you become a dive instructor? 

  • Life underwater is amazing, and the best is to share it with the world.

  • What would you think you’d be if you weren’t a dive instructor? 

  • A bored manager in a hotel office.

  • Why did you fall in love with diving? 

  • Being able to go to a new world without leaving this amazing planet. Is amazing!!!

  • Where did you work in diving apart from barefoot? 

  • South east asia, Playa del Carmen.

  • Which marine animal is your favorite? 

  • Turtles and Sharks

  • Which languages do you speak? Spanish, English, Russian.

Javier Herrera Martinez

Dive Instructor

  • Age: 46

  • Nationality: Mexican.

  • Why did you become a dive instructor? because i love diving

  • What would you think you’d be if you weren’t a dive instructor? I would still be a TV editor.

  • Why did you fall in love with diving? because it's quiet

  • Where did you work in diving apart from barefoot? Mexico, Egypt, Jordan, Tanzania, Italy 

  • Which marine animal is your favorite? Muris idol

  • Which languages do you speak? Spanish, English, Italian,

Jose Luis Prada Orozco

Dive Instructor

  • Age: 33

  • Nationality: Mexican

  • Why Did You Become A Dive Instructor? Because I Like To Teach And Love Diving 

  • What Would You Think You’d Be If You Weren’t A Dive Instructor? Performance Actor Or Computer Technician 

  • Why Did You Fall In Love With Diving? Because Of How You Feel And What You Can See Underwater 

  • Where Did You Work In Diving Apart From Barefoot? Work In Cancun, South Of Spain, Canary Islands And Indonesia 

  • Which Marine Animal Is Your Favorite? Sharks And Nudis 

  • Which Languages Do You Speak?  Spanish, English

Taco the dive shop dog

  • Age: 4

  • Nationality: Mexico

  • Why Did You Become A Dive Instructor? 

  • actually I am super afraid of water.

  • What Would You Think You’d Be If You Weren’t A Dive Instructor? 

  • an emotional support animal

  • Why Did You Fall In Love With Diving?

  • Divers are usually dog lovers so I get a lot of food which is great!!!

  • Where Did You Work In Diving Apart From Barefoot?

  • Barefoot forever!!!

  • Which Marine Animal Is Your Favorite? 

  • fried fish

  • Which Languages Do You Speak?  

  • I don't speak but I understand everything

© 2020 Barefoot dive center Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen

CONTACT US

10th ave #198 between A.R.Salas and 1st st. Downtown

Cozumel, Quintana Roo

Mexico

Avenida 20 between 8th st. and 10th st., Centro

Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo

Mexico

(+52) 987 878 3201

(+52) 987 878 3201

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