Cenote and Cave Diving
If you wish to go Cenote or cavern diving, plan to learn cave diving or are a trained cave diver visiting the Mexican caves you must have good buoyancy control and trim down as to second nature in order to conserve, to protect the fragile environment you come to visit and enjoy.
It falls upon the cave diving Instructor to train cave diver students to become safe cave divers and conservation oriented cave divers not only save for them to enter and venture safely through the marvels of mother nature, but safe for the cave to be visited as well.
There is a need for emergency drills and exercises during training where the student comes to deal with worst-case scenarios in a safe and controlled environment with a cave diving Instructor controlling the drills. Most of these drills are either out of breathing gas scenarios or sharing breathing gas scenarios with backup lights or no lights at all, or even in search for a lost team member or lost guide line in simulated zero viz conditions. While conducting these survival skills we need not to forget the fragile environment we are diving in and protect and conserve the caves. There are a number of good cave diving related articles on our Blog. Please have a look.
Cenotes and Caves of Mexico
The by far most beautiful underwater caves and Cenotes on the planet are located here in Mexico either in the Riviera Maya, the area around Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum or within the large, mostly unknown and unexplored area of the the Central Yucatan Peninsula around Merida, Homun and Tizimin.
If you wish to learn Cave diving you must have buoyancy control down as to second nature in order to concentrate to the learning on how to Cave dive.
It falls upon the Cave Diving Instructor to train students to become safe cave divers and conservation oriented cave divers not only save for them to enter and venture safely through the marvels of mother nature, but safe for the cave to be visited as well. The need of emergency drills and exercises during training where the student comes to deal with worst-case scenarios in a save and controlled environment with an instructor, most of these drills are either out of air scenarios or sharing air scenarios with backup lights or no lights at all, or even in search for a lost buddy or lost line.
While humans have been living in caves for millennia we have developed a strong, sometimes subconscious bond with them. Caves have provided us humans with shelter while providing a safe heaven from the outside environment and has been made home for a long time.
When cave exploration evolved from dry caves to the exploration of water filled caves the first techniques used was breath hold exploration. With the development of the Aqualung divers started to venture into the water filled caves and underwater cave exploration was born.