About us

Since 1990, Tank-Ha has built a solid reputation for quality and safety.

Today, our team continues to build on this reputation by delivering excellent training and dive experiences.

Our team

We are an international team and passionate about scuba diving and we love to share this passion with our clients. Many of our non-diving team are actually certified divers and go diving in their free time.

Pioneers of Cozumel Direct

Dive boat in the Cozumel Marine Park
La Bestia is one of the boats we use for our Direct-to-Cozumel service. We took this photo during the surface interval while over in Cozumel.

Back in 1997, Tank-Ha became the first dive shop to operate a direct trip straight to the world-famous reefs in the Cozumel Marine Park. Since this time thousands of divers have appreciate the convenience of this service, saving the time and hassle of the public ferry.

By using the direct service we are able to maintain our high standards since we send our instructors with you to Cozumel, rather than relying on a third-party shop based in Cozumel to provide the service. This also means that if you are learning with us (for example the Advanced Open Water course) our team of instructors are able to accompany you on dives in Cozumel to seamlessly continue your course.

In 2016 we introduced La Bestia as new boat to meet the increased demand for the Direct-to-Cozumel service.

What does Tank-Ha mean?

You’ll see “Ha” mentioned a lot in the area. “Ha” is Mayan for “water”, so that was easy. We had to get a little creative for the other word… “Taam” is Mayan for “Deep” but we took a little poetic license and decided to go with “Tank” instead, which is a little more relevant to us as divers. But, if you squint your ears, “Tank-Ha” almost sounds like “deep water” in Mayan

High quality equipment

Our commitment to quality doesn’t end with the instructors we use. We also invest heavily in providing and maintaining scuba equipment from premium brands.

Our Apeks regulators use the DIN connection (popular with Tec divers) for increased reliability and many have integrated dive computers from Suunto.

Our masks from Cressi and Beauchat cover different face shapes and sizes. These premium masks use premium silicone which is soft and therefore can mold perfectly to your face.

Our Zeagle BCDs have integrated weight pockets and come in a variety of sizes from S to 3XL. Our Cressi BCDs also have integrated weights and cover sizes 2XS S.

Our Cressi wetsuits are 2.5mm thick and and cover sizes XS to 3XL. We have both full and short wetsuits and also have some thicker (5mm) Cressi wetsuits which are perfect for the cooler water in the cenotes.

The C word

COVID-19 had a devastating impact on the dive industry worldwide and Playa del Carmen was no exception.

You can find out more about the effects of COVID-19 and how we are operating safely through the pandemic on our dedicated COVID-19 information page.

One of our instructors briefs a team of divers wearing facemasks

Medical Questionnaire

These are the core medical questions associated with PADI Discover Scuba Diving. If you need to answer YES to any of these questions you would need medical sign-off from a doctor.

This is only a quick check to help you right now. Before booking any training you should check the full medical and liability statements associated with the course.

  • Do you currently have an ear infection?
  • Do you have a history of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
  • Do you have a history of ear or sinus surgery?
  • Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?
  • Do you have a history of respiratory problems, severe attacks of hayfever or allergies, or lung disease?
  • Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?
  • Do you have active asthma or history of emphysema or tuberculosis?
  • Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?
  • Do you have behavioral health, mental or psychological problems or a nervous system disorder?
  • Are you or could you be pregnant?
  • Do you have a history of colostomy?
  • Do you have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
  • Do you have a history of high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure?
  • Are you over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
  • Do you have a history of bleeding or other blood disorders?
  • Do you have a history of diabetes?
  • Do you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?
  • Do you have a history of back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?
  • Do you have a history of fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)?

Small group = big fun

We proudly take our divers in small groups to provide the best service.

Small groups allow us to focus our time and attention on you to make sure you have the safest and most enjoyable experience possible.

Discover Scuba Diving / Open Water
Maxiumum 4 divers per Instructor

Playa del Carmen / Cozumel dives
Maximum 5 divers per Instructor

Maximum 4 divers per Instructor

We believe in quality

We consistently invest in new equipment and maintaining our equipment in excellent condition.

We are proud major-brand equipment we provide. Our standard equipment rental items are:

  • Regulator: Apeks ATA-40 (some with Suunto dive computers)
  • BCD: Zeagle Resort (with weight pockets)
  • Wetsuit: Cressi 2.5mm (ocean)
    or 5mm (cenotes)
  • Mask: 5 models available from Cressi, Beauchat, IST
  • Fins: Cressi branded, full-foot fins