Hugo de la Llata
Originally from Mexico City, my first ever dive was in a lake in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I was completely amazed and it caused a radical change in what I wanted to do in my life. I asked my instructor for advice on the best place to go if I wanted to devote my life to diving, and he recommended that I head to Cancun, as there would be more opportunities for me to work in the underwater world.
I arrived in Quintana Roo with only my Open Water certification and just 4 dives. Eager to build my experience, I worked in a small marina where I was able to work and train to complete courses up through Divemaster. Throughout the years that followed I also trained to be a Scubapro Equipment Technician, a Red Cross Paramedic, and eventually completed my Instructor training as well. I then went on to teach and dive all over the Riviera Maya, and have been working in the area for now over 10 years.
In 2014, my direction shifted from ocean to cave diving. I completed my Full Cave training with Blue Life, which to me represented not only a professional achievement, but a personal acomplishment that has led me to discover that my passion is not just teaching but also encountering and overcoming challenges underwater. Being able to share this fantastic activity with other people has been so rewarding in both the joy it brings and the lessons it teaches me daily. For me diving is not only a sport, but is a discipline in which I not only teach every day, but also learn every day from my students and colleagues. It requires full commitment as a person, an athlete, and a teacher and I have the strong intention to share a little of this with the world every day.
Hugo de la Llata
TDI Full Cave Diver/Cavern Instructor
- PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
- TDI Sidemount Instructor
- TDI Cavern Instructor
- PADI Deep Specialty Instructor
- PADI Wreck Specialty Instructor
- PADI Nitrox Specialty Instructor