Meet our Staff

Jason Gaffney – President

Jason Gaffney has been working in the tourism industry for over 20 years. He has owned and developed international businesses including Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School, Mountain Guides International, and the International Wilderness Leadership School.

He has guided a variety of trips including high altitude mountaineering, kayaking, trekking, and rock and ice climbing.

Jason has provided risk management and quality seminars for tour operators and Caribbean governments. He has also provided site and safety oversight for network television shows including Goldrush Alaska.

Val Puente

Val Puente – General Manager

Val has been working in adventure tourism on Cozumel for over 14 years and managing MAG since 2007. She is an expert administrator who leads by example. Originally from Argentina, Val is a nationalized Mexican with a passion for her new home. She is a PADI certified advanced diver and loves to explore the island’s treasures with her family and friends.

Carlo Caro – Operations Manager

Carlo has been managing MAG operations since 2005. Originally from Baja California, Carlo came to the island in 2000 to complete his studies on tourism business. He is PADI certified Dive Master, a certified Mexican lifeguard, and an expert adventure guide with experience on the Mexico volcanoes, kayaking in Baja, and rock climbing in central Mexico.

Carlo leads our national risk management services and guarantees MAG’s programs operate at the highest level. In his free time you can find him with his family or enjoying kite surfing in the island’s amazing winds.

Ramón Bernal

Ramón Bernal – Site Manager

Ramón has been working in the tourism industry for many years and manages the daily operations of the Adventure Park. He is a PADI certified Diver Master, a certified Mexican lifeguard, and enjoys kiting and island life. He is incredibly focused on our guests’ safety and will brighten your day with his warm welcome and big smile.

Edwin Castillo – Cozumel Pier Manager

Edwin has been managing MAG’s Cozumel pier operations for 4 years. He brings over 8 years of experience in involvement in Cozumel tourism. He loves the opportunity to share MAG’s experiences with our guests.

One Comment

  1. Destiny Morton
    Jan 29, 2012

    I had to write to whoever it may concern to tell you about our recent visit to Adventure Park in Cozumel. We were with Royal Carribean and decided to try this excursion and we couldnt have left happier with our time there. Ramon was our guide and he was wonderful, very polite and professional. He made us very comfortable and accomadated our every need and concern. He took us snorkeling with Mauricio and they were both an asset on this trip. This was our favorite stop on our whole vacation and we are lucky to have had such great service. Thank you very much Ramon!!! -The Geyers