Blue Experience is owned and run by Tim Neuman and Kathrin Zaplo. Tim started diving in 1993 whilst on holiday in the Maldives. Bitten by the bug, it very quickly became his passion, and in 2002 he finally left the “Rat Race” back in the UK and spent the next 5 months in Australia completing his PADI Instructor course and exams. Soon after leaving Australia he landed a job back in the Maldives and stayed there until early 2010.
“It was time for a change of scenery, and I had been looking to buy my own place for a while. Blue Experience actually came up for sale whilst I was here in Mexico looking at another dive school. They impressed me with their professionalism and high standard of customer service and after long discussions we came to an agreement and the deed was done!” | Tim Neuman
Tim’s diving has taken him all over the world, having dived in Australia, Bali, Curacao, Fiji, Guam, Egypt, Maldives, Mexico, Western Samoa and of course the U.K.
“I freely admit that I find the UK too cold and not to my liking, I like warm waters! However these days I’m spending more time in the office than in the water! That will have to change!” | Tim Neuman
Kathrin is relatively new to diving, having only started in 2009. The lure of warm waters, no snow and no ice was more than enough to tempt her to pack her bags and leave her home town of Munich and join Tim as a partner in the business.
“After completing my Divemaster Course I now have to find the time to finish my Instructor Course”
“ Work in the shop, diving and all the paperwork have constantly prevented me from finding the time to do my IDC, but fingers crossed, Summer 2017 will see it finally happen." | Kathrin Zaplo
We are both committed to continuing to offer a “fun but professional” service to all our guests, no matter what level they are.
We have a great team of professionals here, all PADI certified Instructors or Dive Masters and with their help we can show you the great diving we have here, waiting for you in the Riviera Maya.
Welcome to Blue Experience Diving! Our shop is located within the Grand Sirenis complex at Plaza Xaac.
How to find us: Exit the lobby and keeping the tennis courts on your right, you will come to our shop in just 1 minute. We are open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 12:00 and again from 15:00 to 17:00. Walk in for a chat about diving, snorkelling or one of our tours, we are always happy to offer advice and information.
Blue Experience Diving offers a FREE collection service for our divers from the following resorts:
- Grand Bahia Principe
- Oasis Tulum | Grand Oasis
- Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort
- Villas Akumal
- Secrets Akumal
- Grand Sirenis
- Grand Palladium
- El Dorado Seaside Suites & Sensimar
- Catalonia Royal Tulum
- Puerto Aventuras: Catalonia Yucatan | Riviera Maya | Dreams, etc.
- Catalonia Yucatan and Riviera Maya
- Dreams Puerto Aventuras
- Hard Rock Cafe
We also pick up from many local villas and vacation homes in the area. Please ask about transport if your resort or villa is not mentioned in the above list.
Courses are run daily and we are always happy to be as flexible as possible to fit in with your needs.
We are pleased to offer Group Discounts on diving/courses if booked in advanced.
Why not take advantage of the PADI e-Learning system and save time on your vacation by completing the theory before arriving. Ask for more details and prices.