Dive Travel Revolutionaries

Meet Melanie & Kathleen: dive-obsessed travel gurus living in Latin America, here to give dive travel a much needed facelift!

It’s 9:30 pm. You’ve just landed in Cancun and it’s your first time traveling to Mexico. You’re excited because everyone has spent the last 6 months telling you that the diving in Cozumel is unbelievable. You pick up your luggage and walk out to gate 7 where you are supposed to meet your driver. There’s no one there. You wait. And wait some more. You realize no one is coming and that anxious panicky ‘omg what do I do now’ feeling starts to creep in…. 

This was us in May 2021 and it’s a moment we are eternally grateful for because in that moment DTA was born. 

There is a better way to travel and we are here to make sure that 👆 doesn’t happen to you. 

Picture this...

When you travel with DTA, you'll have:

  • Trustworthy hotels, tours, and dive shops that you can count on.
  • Local recommendations from taco stands to secret beaches.
  • Complimentary room upgrades (ocean view, yes please!).
  • Packing lists with links and DTA select discounts.
  • Helpful destination specific guides on what to do and what not to do
  • Expert advice from an experienced advisor (that’s us!)
  • An actual person you can call, day or night- no robots here.


the journey

Let’s rewind... before DTA, we were working as luxury travel advisors in Costa Rica and met at a company happy hour (fitting for us!) where we bonded over our shared interest in …
well, murder podcasts. 

We quickly became travel besties, visiting countless hotels and experiencing tours throughout Costa Rica. When the pandemic hit and travel screeched to a halt, we turned to the place we felt the happiest- the ocean. We got our dive certifications and have been mermaids ever since!

Fast forward to today, Kathleen lives in Costa Rica with her golden retriever, Nala. Melanie lives in Mexico City with her fiancé, Patrick.

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you heard it here first

Melanie and Kathleen made it is so easy and made sure I had everything I needed.

I had the BEST trip diving on a live aboard in the Galapagos with DTA. I had no idea how to plan an epic trip like that, but Melanie and Kathleen made it is so easy and made sure I had everything I needed. It totally removed any stress I had and the diving was incredible! They were always so responsive and answered all of my questions and were super friendly and fun to work with. I can't wait to go on another trip and use their services. I cannot recommend enough!

— jordan gill, galapagos

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you heard it here first

This was definitely a trip of a lifetime.

Wow!!! I’m not even sure where to begin. This was definitely a trip of a lifetime. My boyfriend and I were looking for a vacation where we could have fun and enjoy each others company but mostly reconnect. Mission achieved ! I couldn’t imagine a better place than here! Melanie did an amazing job finding us the perfect location as well as helping us plan this whole trip. Her recommendations couldn’t have been any better from food to beer to restaurants and excursions! We were blown away.

— Nicole & Chadd, costa rica


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