Welcome to Scuba Freedom!!
Scuba Freedom is founded by a Japanese diver, Miki Kurimoto in 2017.
After 13+ years of underwater guiding/teaching experiences in sevral different coutries, she arrived in Playa del Carmen in the end of 2015 to try the Cenote diving and fell in love with it. It was life changing experience for her and she decided to form her own diving service to share this surreal underwater world of the cenotes with as many divers as possible.
Forming a legit company in Mexico was quite a journey. It took her a year and half to complete all bureaucratic procedures, finally Scuba Freedom opened in 2017!
Miki is your guide!
You may not know who will be your guide until the day of your tour when you book with larger dive operations. They usually hire semi-random, if not total random, freelance guides. The quality of your diving tours are really dependant on your guides.
When you book your diving tours with Scuba Freedom, your guide is Miki.
Scuba Freedom Founder/Guide
20+ years diving experiences
19+ years Instructor/guide experiences
PADI IDC Staff Instructor, SDI Instructor,
SDI Sidemount Instructor, PADI Sidemount Instructor
TDI Nitrox Instructor, IANTD Full Cave diver
PADI Tec45 diver, Razor Basic Sidemount Cave Diver,
TDI Stage Cave Diver
EFR-Emergency First Response Instructor
Miki was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan
She decided to change her career from IT industry when she took her PADI Open Water Diver Course back in 2000 and then became a PADI Instructor in 2002. Ever since she has been working as a dive professional at sevral different types of dive operations in 5 different countries. Her working experiences in Australia, Japan and USA where high safety standards and solid risk management plans are required affect her guiding and her safety policy.
Beginners, experienced divers, rusty divers or whatever you are, you'll be in good hands!!
2001 Koh Tao, Thailand - Divemaster
Apr. 2002 Passed PADI Instructor Exam
2002 Koh Tao, Thailand
Oct 2002 - 2003 Cairns, Australia - Liveaboard
2004 - 2006 Kyushu, Japan
2006 San Carlos, Mexico (Sea of Cortez)
2007 - 2014 St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
2012 TDI Cavern Diver certified
2015 Koh Tao, Thailand -IDC staff & course instructions
Jan. 2016 IANTD Full Cave Diver certified
- present Playa del Carmen, Mexico