Tamara Adame

Tamara was born and raised in Quintana Roo and grew up in  Puerto Morelos, a sleepy fishing village off the Caribbean coast of  Mexico. She has spent the majority of her life in, on, or around  water and has practiced scuba and freediving from a young age.  At University, Tamara majored in Communication Science and  initially developed a career in marketing management in Belgium,  where her eagerness to see the world took her by chance.  After 10 years of enjoying life as a Bruxelloise, she was  naturalized Belgian. She holds dual nationality and she is very  proud of her adoptive country, keeping close ties with it and  visiting when possible. In 2014 Tamara felt a calling to pursue a  life in nature and she left her European dream life to go back to  her roots and become a scuba instructor in Mexican waters.  Here, she rediscovered her love for the Ocean and became  involved in conservation projects, research, marine biology  programs, and underwater naturalism.  

She has dived in Mexico, Egypt,  Maldives, the Marshall Islands, Belize and Alaska. 

In 2016  she started cave training and in 2018 she tried deep diving which also allowed her to become a scientific diver in  multiple projects and to work as a cavern and cave guide while running her independent diving business.   

During the lockdown in 2020, Tamara was introduced to the art of  survey and exploration and decided to start training to become a  technical diving instructor under the mentorship of Patrick  Widmann. In parallel, she started a cave science project to be  able to document and identify fossilized coral species in the  Mexican caves, which was backed by Xdeep Exploration Support  Program. This has put Tamara on the tracks of a professional  career focused on cave diving. 

Other facts about Tamara? She is a freediver, certified Aida 4*,  and her PB is 40m on one breath… She was a National  Geographic Explorer 2018-2020 with a short environmental  documentary film called Mermaids Against Plastic (link: https:// vimeo.com/372952803/bc16bafbe7 ), winner of a Jackson Wild  film award. And she speaks and teaches in Spanish, English and  French.  

Instructor Levels:   

  • PSAI Intro to Cave Instructor
  • PSAI ABC Instructor
  • PSAI Sidemount Instructor
  • TDI Intro to Tec Instructor


User Levels 

  • DPV Cave Diver  
  • Multi-Stage Cave Diver  
  • Decompression Procedures Diver  
  • Advanced Nitrox Diver  
  • Scientific Diver  
  • CCR MOD 2 
  • CCR Cave


Participant in the following  exploration, expeditions publications and  projects:  


“They are truly amazing. I have been with them twice and am already looking into making a third trip with them!”

Matt C.