After 2 years of Majoring in “Business and International Trade” studies at the Tec. De Monterrey Campus Guadalajara, Armando Elizalde moved from Jalisco to Quintana Roo in 1995, to live in the Mexican Caribbean and work in the tourism industry.
Upon arrival, he started a new career and venture in cave diving; at the beginning, mostly diving to pay his training in Mexican Caribbean dive shops, but later creating scubacenote.com his own cavern diving operation.
Even though Armando is retired from the cave diving business, he continues the environmental activism and is still running scubacenote.com, but only as cavern diving information website, as opposed to a tour operator source.
Armando has traveled to around 13 countries and 3 continents, so he has been on both sides of the fence when it comes to tourism, as a service provider and a participant in hospitality services. He also writes restaurant reviews to support the eateries in the area.
Armando also volunteers his time to help promote Playa del Carmen’s gastronomic community. In 2010, 2012 and 2013 he volunteered for Taste of Playa the first year as the finances executive chair, and as Marketing Co-Chair in 2012 and 2013. Donating the proceedings via the local Rotary Club.