OUR TEAM

Caribbean Expeditions is founded by Rigoberto Ake Canche native of the island of Cozumel, son of Mayan parents and raised with the old tradition. He has a food and beverage degree, that involves Mexican and international culinary arts. He worked for two years the area of food and drink. However his passion for tourism took first place and he decided to focus more on hospitality and adventurous activities.

Rigo has his own cache of the perfectly hidden corners of the Southern Mexico, from Tabasco,Chiapas,Campeche,the Yucatan and quintana roo. In particular the most exotic and extraordinary places less visited the zones of the Yucatan, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya. Familiar with the Mayan race, culture and customs it instilled in him the idea of creating a Destination Management Company in the year of 1999 when a classmate asked him what are you going to do when you graduate? and he answered Im going to travel around and know more about my culture and he did just that.

Caribbean Expeditions began operations on the network in 2011, in 2015 thanks to the support of our clients we obtained the registration of the secretary of economy.

We are committed to our clients and seek to establish strong relationships and wish to continue providing the safety and trust that all our clients should receive and deserve.

The Caribbean Expeditions team has the honor of dedicating its existence to Ms. Renee Applegate (01/12/41 - 08/13/17) you will live in our hearts, without you we would never had the guidance you so generously provided. Your legacy will persevere. With much love and gratitude. Thank you..!!! so much, we all love you.

 

Rigo and his staff are available to provide you great experiences and adventures during your visit to Cozumel. We will see that you have an unforgettable experience during your stay. Our focus is assisting you to enjoy a worry free, well planned and safe adventure by providing such amazing tours in Cozumel and all along The Riviera Maya.

We possess the keys of the hidden corners of the southern Mexico, Yucatan and Quintana Roo, in particular the most exotic and extraordinary places not often visited in the Yucatan, Cozumel and The Riviera Maya, places privileged where the Mayan culture is still exists today.

Our experience allows us to understand how important it is for our clients to enjoy their holidays abroad and our staff shares the same excitement, hence we are focused on making each tour an unforgettable experience, your total satisfaction is the driving force that moves us.

 

Our staff are professionals and assure that our clients will have an experience that will make their vacations unforgettable.

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Rigoberto Ake

Director

Hello, I am Rigo, native of Cozumel, a gastronomical professional, tour guide and have been adventurous by conviction. It's time to share with you all of the adventures and excursions that I have made and enjoyed immensely. Together we will discover the beautiful and natural destinations of the culture filled Riviera Maya, the Island of Cozumel and the natural wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula. During the tours we can admire the ancient Mayan Pyramids, the Sacred Cenotes, and the blue and crystalline waters of the Mexican Caribbean. Welcome to Caribbean Expeditions, "helping you to enjoy a worry free, well planned and safe adventure activities"

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Gerard Zingale

President

Hola... Gerard Zingale, aka..ZINGALE My passionate love for cozumel, began in 1975 some 44 years ago... having the good fortune to do at least 100 dive per year here, I worked my way up some 11 years ago... to Dive Master... it's been a great ride, now it's time to share. The people, the culture the diving... I have had the privilege to travel to exotic destinations all over the world diving, only to come back "home" to arguably the best and most diverse experiences right here in Cozumel.

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Dr. Robert Zingale

Vice-President

Professional/Manager I am a board certified practicing surgeon in the US with interest in dive medicine. My love began for Cozumel over 20 years ago after experiencing the fabulous waters of the Caribbean and amazing culture. My family was PADI certified here and we enjoy our time spent on the Island snorkeling, diving and experiencing all Cozumel offers.

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Karen & James Frisby

Publicist Manager

Hello, I'm Karen from Arkansas. In 2004 I set foot on the island of Cozumel for the first time with a dive group from my home town. After returning to Arkansas, I decided to start a new adventure in my life, I became a summer time resident of Cozumel. The experiences I encountered changed my life in so many ways. Diving allowed me to witness first hand the natural beauty of a life unlike anything I had ever witnessed. I have made many friends and I am truly in love with the country and it's people. In 2009 I met my husband, James, and introduced him to Cozumel. Together, James and I consider Cozumel our 2nd home and the people make us feel like family. We find the island fascinating and we love sharing our experiences with everyone.

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Jyunko Nakajima

Online Concierge Manager

Hola, i´m Jyunko, originally from Spain, my father is from Japan and I always had the passion to learn and experience different cultures. I grow up doing extreme sports, I worked as ski instructor and lifeguard for 8 years and then I decided to work onboard a cruise line, where I was working at Guest Services department for 8 years traveling all around the world. I had the chance to speak various languages and explore the world. I never forget how much I loved being close to the sea, that’s why when I went to swim to ¨El Cielo¨ in Cozumel, I realized how beautiful it was and that being in the Riviera Maya was the place where I should be.

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Luis Cabañas

Education Developer Manager (MSDT 36576)

Luis has over 20 years of professional dive experience in Cozumel and he approaches every dive with enthusiasm, patience and a spirit of fun that never diminishes. His passion for teaching students to dive with confidence is demonstrated in his astounding safety record and through

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