Cave diving is an incredibly unique activity due to the challenges it presents:

  • The ceiling: Divers do not have direct access to the surface.
  • Returning to the entrance is crucial: Proper planning, excellent technique, and mastery are essential.
  • Darkness: Artificial light is necessary, but one must also be prepared for equipment malfunctions!
  • The unexpected: Anticipating and preparing for unforeseen circumstances, even the most challenging conditions.

With specific challenges come specific training requirements!

Cave diving Training mexico
Cave diving Training Mexico


Overhead diving in caves, also known as cave diving, is an exhilarating form of underwater exploration that requires special skills and knowledge. Here’s what it entails:

Understanding, configuring, and using specialized diving equipment designed specifically for diving in overhead environments.

Mastering impeccable diving techniques, including precise finning movements, buoyancy control, trim, and body positioning. Everything you already know or think you know about diving is taken to a whole new level!

Committing to rigorous and regular training: Embrace a progressive approach and be aware of your personal limits.

Dedicated practice: To excel in ceiling diving, there’s no substitute for actual time spent underwater. The more you dive, the better you become!

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best, accept what comes – Confucius.

Theoretical knowledge is essential too! At Deep Dark Diving, we understand the importance of theory, and rest assured, you’ll receive comprehensive instruction. However, we guarantee that you’ll also spend ample time exploring the underwater world, pushing boundaries, and achieving personal growth in a safe environment.

We eagerly invite you to join us and benefit from our years of experience in ceiling diving in diverse and captivating environments around the Playa del Carmen region. From the enchanting Cenotes of Puerto Morelos to the mesmerizing Cenotes in the south of Tulum, an unforgettable adventure awaits you!

The instructors are qualified and experienced professionals! And they dive! They dive frequently and for extended periods.

Not only do they possess diving expertise, but they also excel in teaching. They have been trained to identify your challenges and strengths quickly. They offer tailored solutions, and if they don’t have an immediate answer, they work with you to find one.

The conditions for cave diving in Mexico may appear ideal and easy, but they are highly demanding. We have a deep respect for our caves; they are beautiful yet fragile. Consequently, they require excellent finning techniques and perfect buoyancy control. We diligently work on these skills in the most demanding and challenging environment: at shallow depths!

Cave Diving Training Yucatan

We are also deeply committed to you! Not only are we highly focused on safety, but we also share all of our personal experiences, exchanged knowledge, and extensive research to provide you with all the necessary tools for safe diving worldwide.

And because we enjoy relatively warm water (25°C/76F), we can have extended underwater training sessions and ample practice. Did we mention that practice is important?

Speaking of practice, warm and shallow water allows you to concentrate on what truly matters, focusing on the specific aspects of cave diving.

And finally, why train in Mexico? Because an essential aspect of training is complex navigation. There is no other place in the world with a longer and more complex cave network than Tulum, in the Yucatan. These are the largest underground systems globally, still being explored and expanding every day. It’s a true labyrinth where you can discover hidden treasures. Find out more about Sac Actun cave system.

Yes! yes and absolutely yes!

Of course, yes, you can go cave diving in France! You just need suitable cold-water dive equipment because, generally speaking, the temperature is a few degrees lower.

You will also need specialized training if you wish to engage in deep dives. Remember: Decompression diving requires careful planning! Plan it thoroughly, leaving nothing to chance.

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Geraldine diving the Megalodon in the caves in the Lot, France

The caves there are a little deeper and have more current. The techniques remain the same.

We dream of it… but here again, impeccable swimming techniques and buoyancy are required!

A glimpse of underground diving in the Bahamas for your viewing pleasure.


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