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Pluto Dive
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About Pluto Dive

Created 18  years ago by Barbara Biasi and Alberto Salvini, Pluto Dive has become an institution in the diving community in Playa del Carmen and the Mayan Riviera. Bringing all the passion and excitement that always accompanies the “Made in Italy” label, Barbara and Alberto combined their dedication to teaching with sharing the excitement of the underwater world with new and experienced divers alike. 

Pluto Dive is committed to safety and preparing divers for the next phase of training – as a result, class sizes are limited to 5 students per instructor. This offers students the most 1:1 time with the instructor and gives the instructor the chance to ensure that the student is prepared to move to the next phase of the class safely and

Barbara is a PADI Master Instructor, teaching all levels of PADI Certification, including several specialties.  If you’re ready to move into the world of Technical Diving, or if you’re already Tech Certified and wish to go underground, Alberto is an IANTD Instructor Trainer and TDI Tech and Cave instructor, as well as an expert of the history of cave exploration in the region.

Should you want to make the move from backmount to sidemount, we’ve got you covered there as well, at recreational or technical limits, regardless of your certification level.

If you simply want to enjoy the world-class dives to be found on the Mayan Riviera, be it on the reef, in the Cenotes, or a combination of both, we encourage you to build the combination of dives you’d like to do and we’re happy to accommodate you any time of year.  We work with partners in the area to make finding a place to stay easy as well and offer package deals to make planning your entire vacation a breeze.

The Mayan Riviera awaits, so choose your preferred course or design your own package, and let's go diving!

Puto Dive instructors and staff

Barbara

Barbara developed her love of the sea as a child growing up in Italy. She pursued a career in diving working in destinations across the globe until settling in Playa del Carmen and establishing Pluto Dive in 2006.


A PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (#905285 ) with over 20000 dives, Barbara has a deep understanding of how best to teach divers of all levels, diving safety and the reefs and life in the area. No matter how many dives you may have under your belt, she will do her best to create an experience that you will cherish.


Tip: Ask her to show you her favorite creature — you may be surprised at what she shows you!

Alberto

Born in Milan, Alberto discovered diving later in life but did so with a deep passion. While also a PADI instructor, Alberto's focus quickly became technical instruction. He holds Technical Instructor (#7748) and Instructor Trainer (#804) Certifications with IANTD and is a member of  IANTD’s Board of Directors for the Caribbean region. Alberto is also a certified Technical/Cave and Sidemount instructor under TDI. 

With over 18 years of experience diving caves in the area, there are few with more knowledge of the caves in the region and their history. Alberto can definitely put a set of dives together that will easily make your Top 5 list of Lifetime Dives, and is always happy to answer any questions you have.

When he's not diving or teaching other, you can find Alberto either mountain biking in the jungle or working with local organizations to rescue stray and homeless cats.

Mauro Moro

Born in Italy in 1979, Mauro went on his first dive in 2011 -- since then, he's never stopped diving. Mauro, (or "Momo" as he is lovingly called by his friends) began accumulating certifications, becoming a PADI Divemaster in 2012, when he started working full time as a cenote and cave guide. Momo gained his IANTD instructor card (#10084) in 2022, teaching OW and Cavern diver courses, as well as becoming certified to teach Advanced Nitrox and Introductory Cave that same year.

Though most days you can find Momo in his "office" (aka deep in the Yucatan jungle), he is also a member of the loclal Mountain Bike Racing Team and a doting father who prioiritizes spending time with his daughter above all else.

Capt. Felipe

Felipe has been our boat captain for years and is highly skilled in supporting dive clients needs. With more than 30yrs experience under his belt, there's no one we trust more at the helm of the Magia.

Jaguar

Though obviously adorable, Jaguar is a vicious and fearsome predator who is never as asleep as you think he is, always more aloof than you think he is, and is always a muscle twitch away from taking a life. He is to be adored, praised, and scritched, but never, ever to be trusted, as he is, at his core, a killer kitty.

Puto Dive instructors and staff

Barbara

Barbara developed her love of the sea as a child growing up in Italy. She pursued a career in diving working in destinations across the globe until settling in Playa del Carmen and establishing Pluto Dive in 2006.


A PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (#905285 ) with over 20000 dives, Barbara has a deep understanding of how best to teach divers of all levels, diving safety and the reefs and life in the area. No matter how many dives you may have under your belt, she will do her best to create an experience that you will cherish.


Tip: Ask her to show you her favorite creature — you may be surprised at what she shows you!

Barbara

Alberto

Born in Milan, Alberto discovered diving later in life but did so with a deep passion. While also a PADI instructor, Alberto's focus quickly became technical instruction. He holds Technical Instructor (#7748) and Instructor Trainer (#804) Certifications with IANTD and is a member of  IANTD’s Board of Directors for the Caribbean region. Alberto is also a certified Technical/Cave and Sidemount instructor under TDI. 

With over 18 years of experience diving caves in the area, there are few with more knowledge of the caves in the region and their history. Alberto can definitely put a set of dives together that will easily make your Top 5 list of Lifetime Dives, and is always happy to answer any questions you have.

When he's not diving or teaching other, you can find Alberto either mountain biking in the jungle or working with local organizations to rescue stray and homeless cats.

Alberto

Mauro Moro

Born in Italy in 1979, Mauro went on his first dive in 2011 -- since then, he's never stopped diving. Mauro, (or "Momo" as he is lovingly called by his friends) began accumulating certifications, becoming a PADI Divemaster in 2012, when he started working full time as a cenote and cave guide. Momo gained his IANTD instructor card (#10084) in 2022, teaching OW and Cavern diver courses, as well as becoming certified to teach Advanced Nitrox and Introductory Cave that same year.

Though most days you can find Momo in his "office" (aka deep in the Yucatan jungle), he is also a member of the loclal Mountain Bike Racing Team and a doting father who prioiritizes spending time with his daughter above all else.

Mauro Moro

Capt. Felipe

Felipe has been our boat captain for years and is highly skilled in supporting dive clients needs. With more than 30yrs experience under his belt, there's no one we trust more at the helm of the Magia.

Capt. Felipe

Jaguar

Though obviously adorable, Jaguar is a vicious and fearsome predator who is never as asleep as you think he is, always more aloof than you think he is, and is always a muscle twitch away from taking a life. He is to be adored, praised, and scritched, but never, ever to be trusted, as he is, at his core, a killer kitty.

Jaguar