About Us

Sea Hawk Divers

Bonnie & Ariel

The origin story of Sea Hawk Divers starts somewhere in the 80's when young Bonnie from Western Canada decided to grab her bicycle and venture south with some friends. A couple thousand kilometers later, some months had passed and Bonnie arrived to the untouched paradise island of Isla Mujeres where she met the man that would change her life, Ariel. She married Ariel, they started a family in Isla Mujeres and in 1985 they started renting snorkel masks on the beach. Sea Hawk Divers is one of the very first dive shops that opened on Isla Mujeres. 

 

Ariel is a PADI assistant instructor with over 30 years of experience in the diving business and has been making people fall in love with the island and diving with his unique charisma. Bonnie has been taking care of the administrative part of the business and has been the face of the business running everything in the shop and keeping Ariel from having too many siestas at work.  

 

In 2017 Bonnie and Ariel's daughter Leira and her husband Manu started managing the dive shop and taking care of the day to day operations. 

 

Their expertise, combined with the fine white sand, framed by warm, clear, turquoise water provides the perfect combination for Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Shark Tours and Catching the Big One!

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Our Sea Hawk Team:

Leira

Co-Manager
Local Islander

Leira was practically born and raised in the dive shop and knows every aspect of the family run business. She is the brain of the operation and the face of the business. From answering the emails to receiving you in the office you will surely have the pleasure of meeting her!

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Manu

Co-Manager 

Certified Tour Guide

SDI Instructor

PADI Divemaster

 

Manu arrived at Sea Hawk Divers in 2016 and has been part of the family ever since. He manages the dive shop with Leira and is our main dive Instructor. Growing up in Canada and living in Mexico has made him fluent in French, English and Spanish. If you don't see Manu alongside Leira in the office you will find him on the boats leading dive, snorkel, fishing and whale shark trips.

Oskar

(Master Oz)
Certified Tour Guide
Divemaster
Local Islander

Oskar or "Master Oz" is a local islander and has been part of the Sea Hawk Divers family since 2016. Growing up on Isla has made him very knowledgeable about the island in and out of the water. He is the octopus whisperer and can't stay away from the sea for long. Come on one of our tours to meet the charismatic Master Oz!

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Tyto

​Certified Tour Guide

Divemaster

Marine Biologist


Tyto has been part of the Sea Hawk Divers family since 2014. Being a Marine Biologist he has always been passionate about reef conservation, national park protection and regularly takes part in Marine research projects. Come on one of our tours and have the pleasure of meeting Tyto!