Double penetration
Robbie Schmittner is a National Association for Cave Diving instructor who in 2007 joined two systems to claim a new world record for longest cave system. Simon Lodge is also a NACD instructor and a TDI instructor-trainer.
The two have been diving and exploring the cenotes of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula for more than 15 years, and have now teamed up to run cavern and cave-diving trips for all levels of experience, combining the Xibalba cave-diving operation in Tulum with the UK-based operation Lodge Scuba.
One-week cavern trips are available, with guided tours around the cenotes and the option of completing a cavern-diving course.
More experienced divers can spend a week or more with Lodge and Schmittner on more
advanced cave-diving and specialist exploring courses. Sidemount courses are also available and recommended for more advanced divers.
The duo will be based in Yucatan for periods of up to three weeks twice a year. The next trip takes place on 21 October and one week costs £995pp, plus flights. The TDI Cavern Diver costs £190, Intro to Cave Diver £350 and Full Cave Diver £550.