Owner / IDC Staff Instructor
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 lived in Toronto, Ontario where 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, 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.
Open Water Scuba Instructor
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.
Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Ivana is from Argentina. She found her love for the ocean at a very young age. She is passionate about the sea and is our marine life specialist especially when it comes to macro life.
Ivana speaks both Spanish and English with Spanish being her native language.
When she is not diving, she enjoys the gym, socializing with friends and spending time with her boyfriend. If you have a species you can't identify, be sure to check with Ivana.
Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Leo is from Northern Italy. He discovered diving while on vacation in Australia with friends. He is extremely passionate about diving and loves to share his knowledge and experiences. He has been diving/working in many places around the world including Thailand, Dominican Republic, Australia, Honduras, Malaysia and Italy.
Leo speaks three languages fluently- Italian, Spanish and English. His first language is Italian.
When he is not diving, he enjoys watching football and going to the gym. If you see Leo around, be sure to ask him about all his diving experiences.
Shop Manager - Open Water Diver
Meliza was born and raised in Mexico City. Meliza is responsible for managing schedules, reservations and all things that allow our customers to have a smooth and pleasant experience. She has many years of Administrative experience in the tourist industry.
Meliza moved to Cozumel after high school to be close to the ocean. She is a diver and enjoys her time on the sea. When not at work, Meliza enjoys spending time with her daughter along with family and friends.
Shop Receptionist - Advanced Open Water Diver
Carmina was born and raised in Mexico City. Carmina is responsible for greeting customers, reservations, sales and all other things that allow our customers to have a smooth and pleasant experience. She previously spent many years working in Sales within the tourist industry.
Carmina moved to Cozumel in hopes of a quieter lifestyle. She is a diver and loves being in the water. She aspires to be an Instructor and is working hard towards that goal.
When she is not working, Carmina teaches Hula dancing and enjoys spending time with friends.
First Mate - Rescue Diver
Yosvani grew up in Cozumel and loves the island life. Yosvani is our First Mate. You will find him on the boat and sometimes 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.
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.
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.