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Caves, Rebreather and Trimix

A little while ago now we happily returned back home to Mexico. After teaching a month in the caves in Thailand it was great to be diving in the Yucatan again. The cave diving Walhalla, Mecca, Paradise, or whatever you want to call it. There simply is more cave here than anywhere in the world combined. Diving just one single cave system here offers more variety and teaching possibilities than all the different caves together in Thailand. Like Kris says; ‘teaching cave in Thailand also uses a rule of third. Compared to Mexico it takes a third longer, costs a third more and the teaching quality I’m able to give is a third less…’
We enjoyed the Thai curries and change of (beautiful!) scenery immensely but after a month it was time to return to our cave heaven.

We returned to a very quiet Playa del Carmen. Hurricane season = low season = time for some great diving for ourselves! This also means that diving instructors like myself have time to be a student again and improve our diving skills and certifications.

I finished my Megalodon Rebreather MOD 1 course this week with Kris. Next week we will take it a little deeper as we continue with MOD 2.
I was always a little apprehensive of learning to dive on the machine. I must say it is a great experience! It is a really interesting and cool thing to learn and I’m very happy I finally had the time to do it. I added some pictures of us above the water below, unfortunately we didn’t have an underwater camera with us.

Diving instructor, cave diver and colleague Geraldine started her deeper Technical adventure with TDI and Kris Harrison. She is now a Normoxic Trimix diver. Congratulations, dive safe and have fun with it!!

Two more open water instructors working and living in the area decided to spend their days off learning to dive in caves. Russell and Louise started their TDI Full cave courses 3 weeks ago and finished very successfully 9 days later. Great job guys!! Now go and enjoy the beautiful caves. But first Russell will be going a bit deeper; he started his TDI Trimix course today.

They will probably be diving in the Laguna (near Tulum), The Pit (a deep cenote), and we also have a little road trip planned to Bacalar in the south, where we will dive Cenote Azul, followed by a great fish ceviche!

Caves, Rebreather and Trimix diving. What about diving on a Rebreather in a Cave using Trimix?!

Great Diving 🙂


Sre Keaw 100m Dive

Kris and the Yucatek team in Thailand ( just finished a 100 meter dive in Sre Keaw cave in Krabi. With only one meter starting visibility remaining poor all the way down, it made running the new #36 line a bit difficult but they did finish running the new line to 50 meters of fresh water. They also managed to get rid of the line traps and a bunch of confusing navigational markers to make it a safer dive. Next week they will finish cleaning up the intersections at 65 meters and 85 meters as well as see if they can clean up some more of the existing placements. Good luck and safe diving.. 😉