General Manager and resident Tech & Full Cave Instructor
Jose Luis Saenz
About Jose Luis
Place of residence: Mexico
Spoken languages: English, Spanish (mother tongue)
Role at DZD: General Manager and resident Tech & Full Cave Instructor
Originally from Mexico City, at age of ten his parents moved to Cancun Q.Roo Mexico and in 1998 he to the Playa del Carmen area.
Jose Luis grew up in Cancun & the Riviera Maya, which allowed him to admire the underwater world from the early age of 8. His father was a diver and he passed on his passion for the sport to Jose Luis.
He began diving when he was around 12 and it captured him since then. A few years later he decided to make watersports and outdoor adventures his way of life, and has been involved in the dive industry since 1998.
He became a Professional Diving Instructor in the early 2000 ́s and since then, he has been fully and professionally committed to this noble industry working full time in it.
In 2003 he earned his Full Cave Diving Certification and became a full time Cave and Cavern Guide, giving him the chance to log thousands of cave and cavern dives.
Diving in the overhead environment opened the door to a whole new world and increased his appetite to learn more and more about Technical Diving.
In 2005 he went traveling and ended up in the Red Sea working for Sinai Divers in Egypt, where he had the chance to work aboard live aboard boats guiding diving tours and teaching.
When Jose Luis came back to Mexico he was ready to build his technical diving career and became a technical diving instructor in 2007, he started diving and teaching technical diving in the sea and some deep cenotes giving him the opportunity to log numerous amounts of tech, trimix and cave dives, after having the opportunity to increase his skills and knowledge he took the decision to become a Technical Full Cave and Trimix Instructor earning these ratings in 2012.
IANTD: TECHNICAL CAVE INSTRUCTOR
IANTD: TECHNICAL DIVER INSTRUCTOR
IANTD: NORMOXIC TRIMIX INSTRUCTOR
IANTD: ESSENTIALS INSTRUCTOR
IANTD: SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR
PADI: TEC DEEP INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
PADI: COURSE DIRECTOR
PADI: SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
NAUI: TECHNICAL COURSE DIRECTOR FOR CAVE 1, CAVE2
NAUI: TECHNICAL COURSE DIRECTOR FOR TRIMIX 1
NAUI: COURSE DIRECTOR, INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
NAUI: NTEC FUNDAMENTALS INSTRUCTOR
TDI: ANDVANCED NITROX INSTRUCTOR
TDI: DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES INSTRUCTOR
TDI: GAS BLENDER INSTRUCTOR
GUE: FUNDAMENTALS DIVER
GUE: CAVE 1 DIVER
RAZOR: SIDEMOUNT DIVER
SSI: OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR
SSI: DIVE CONTROL SPECIALIST INSTRUCTOR
SDI: OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR
PAB: FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR
EFR: INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
INTERNATIONAL TRAINING: CPR1ST AED, CPROX INSTRUCTOR