Our Background and Teaching Philosophy
The DivingMexico cave diving school is the only cave diving facility in the Riviera Maya which is entirely funded and is not profit oriented. None of our instructors rely on teaching for income and 100% of the school earnings are put into cave exploration and preservation. This allows us to concentrate on providing training on the highest possible level of excellence. The school maintains the Ixtlan Cave Exploration project which is currently exploring and documenting the longest single entrance underwater cave system in the world – the Ixtlan Cave system. The Ixtlan cave is located on the school’s property and access is restricted only to the members of our ATI Cave Exploration Team and to special guests. Our instructors are all members of the exploration team and are currently among the leading sidemount/no-mount exploration cave divers in the world.
All this, combined with over 20 years of Speleology teaching experience, allows us to offer a level of cave diving education which is unmatched in the industry. We mainly specialize in sidemount and no-mount exploration level programs, but also often do beginner cave diving classes for people affiliated with speleology organizations around the world. Even if you do not have this background, you are still welcome to come and learn this beautiful sport with us, from the basics to the advanced levels. Please know however, that in our school, as in all cave diving facilities around the world, you are paying for training and not for certification. We reserve the right to issue certifications only to those students who complete our courses successfully. However, we will adapt to your skill level and needs for this to happen. We can proudly say that we provide the best specialized speleology oriented dive training in the Riviera Maya and that we are the best equipped sidemount dive shop on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. You are most welcome to join us.
If you want to meet our team before you decide, you are also welcome to watch the movie “The Unexplored”. It is a documentary about our work and you can ‘rent’ it for free by using the promotional code “DivingMexico2015”:
The Unexplored from ATI Pictures Studio on Vimeo.