Glenda Meade

Owner / Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

Glenda was born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada. As a teenager, she spent much of her time learning about boats, learning to maneuver the tricky waters of the North Atlantic and gaining a tremendous amount of insight on the ocean.

Before moving to Cozumel, she enjoyed a successful career in Accounting which took her to numerous exotic locations throughout the world. Her last position with an international company as Director of Audit, took her on several business trips to Nicaragua. It was during that last trip, a traumatic kidnapping experience changed her life forever. After years of trying to recover and with absolutely no possibility of returning to her former position, she was forced to make career changes to move forward.

In the fall of 2013, while reassessing her future, she took a trip to the beautiful island of Cozumel. Deep in the tranquil waters of Cozumel, she gained newfound courage and strength to pursue a new exhilarating career in the diving industry.

Eager to share the immense beauty and tranquility of the island, she decided to open Maple Leaf Scuba in the spring of 2016.


Louise Zoe Guiot

Master Scuba Dive Trainer (MSDT)

Louise comes to us from Angoulême near Bordeaux in the South West region of France. A university graduate with a Masters degree in Communications, Louise was fortunate to study in Colombia and other parts of Central and South America. However, with these newfound experiences she was hit with the travel bug and a love for the ocean. While visiting Cozumel on one of her trips, she decided to try scuba diving. It was then she realized she had to trade in the corporate life for a life underwater. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Cozumel and became a Dive Instructor.

Louise’s first language is French and she speaks Spanish and English fluently. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and spending time with her friends and boyfriend.

Vanessa Arpin

Marketing Specialist / Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

Vanessa is another native of France. Born and raised in the French Alps, Vanessa started traveling at a young age. After University, where she obtained a degree in Languages, Vanessa set out to live in Mexico. After a few years living and working in Cozumel for a Dive Center as a Public Relations Specialist, Vanessa decided to further her career in the diving industry as a PADI Dive Instructor. Vanessa has spent 12+ years working as an Instructor with three of those years spent working in a Dive Resort in Indonesia. She speaks three languages with French being her first language and speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Vanessa handles all of Maple Leaf Scuba's marketing. She is the person behind the preparation of the Hotel and Dive packages, social media, advertising, and promotions. She is the one who will follow up with you to ensure your diving/snorkeling day was everything you had hoped it would be and more.

Vanessa is also our Underwater Photographer. She learned from some of the best National Geographic photographers while working in Indonesia. If you would like Underwater Photos, we can arrange it for you with Vanessa.

Outside of diving, Vanessa is a Yoga Instructor. She aspires one day to offer Dive and Yoga holiday trips for those looking for a little Zen in their lives.

Sarahi Jaime

Shop Receptionist 

Sarahi was born and raised in Cozumel. Sarahi is responsible for managing schedules, reservations and all things that allow our customers to have a smooth and pleasant experience.  Sarahi is also a full time student at the local university studying Marine Biology. If you ever want to know the technical term for a marine species, ask Sarahi.

When not juggling work and student life, Sarahi enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering to save the turtles.

Yosvani Pool

First Mate/ Equipment Handler - Rescue Diver

Yosvani grew up in Cozumel and loves the island life. Yosvani is responsible for our equipment and that of our customers. Yosvani is also a First Mate. You will find him on the boat most days or around the shop. Anytime you see him, please be sure to talk to him. Yosvani is eager to learn English and aspires to be a divemaster one day.

In his spare time, he loves to sing rap and spend time with his girlfriend.

Cozumel Scuba Diving & Snorkeling by Maple Leaf Scuba

Maple Leaf Scuba offers a variety of scuba diving and snorkeling adventures in Cozumel, Mexico.  Whether you are seeking introductory scuba diving courses, scuba diving certification or specialty dives while in Cozumel, we have everything you need.

Need More Information?

Maple Leaf Scuba is available to answer any questions about our PADI Certification diving courses, dive trips, snorkeling or our adventure dives.  Please feel free to contact Maple Leaf Scuba for more information.