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Classes I teach:
Discover Diving
Recreational Supervised Diver
Recreational Diver 1 - Nitrox
Recreational Diver 3 - Trimix
GUE Fundamentals
Doubles Diver
Drysuit Diver
DPV Diver 1
DPV Cave
Cave Diver 1
Cave Diver 2
Cave Sidemount
PSCR Diver
Recreational Dive Leader

Christophe Le Maillot

Quintana Roo, Mexico

(0052) 984 8409030
(0052) 984 8078545
chris@zerogravity.com.mx
www.dir-mexico.com
www.zerogravity.com.mx
www.mcep.org.mx
www.halcyonmexico.com

Professional

  • Co-owner of Zero Gravity/DIR-Mexico
  • GUE Cave Instructor for Zero Gravity

Diving Qualifications

  • GUE Tech 2 Diver
  • GUE RB80 Rebreather Instructor
  • GUE Fundamentals Instructor / Instructor Evaluator
  • GUE Cave 1, 2, 3 Instructor / Instructor Evaluator
  • GUE DPV1 & DPV Cave Instructor / Instructor Evaluator
  • GUE Sidemount Instructor
  • GUE REC 1 & 3 Instructor

Diving Experience

  • 25 years of diving
  • 6000+ logged dives
  • 4500+ cave dives
  • 1500+ openwater dives
  • 1000+ cave dives using Diver Propulsion Vehicles
  • 2000+ cave dives using stage diving techniques
  • 1000+ sidemount dives
  • Longest Penetration - 19,000 ft
  • Cave Passage Explored and Surveyed - +100,000 ft

Community Involvement

  • Founding Member - GEO -(Grupo de Exploracion Ox Bel Ha 1998-2000) Founding Member - MCEP - (Mexico Cave Exploration Project 2000 to date)
  • Exploration Diver for MCEP
  • Member of CINDAQ
  • Exploration Diver for the Balkans Karst Odyssey Project
  • Cave exploration and survey of the following Systems: Actun Koh(1996), Minotauro(1997), Taj Mahal(1997), Grand Cenote (1998), Actun Chen(1998), Vaca Ha(1998), Ox Bel Ha (1998 to 2020), Naranjal(1999), Ayim(2000-2001), Pac Chen & Mariposa (2000), Carillo (2000), San Andres(2001), Punto Venado(2002), Yax Chen(2002- 2019), Maya(2004), Boca Paila & Kaapechen Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve (2005-2017), Apocalypse (2006), Source of Zdena (2008), Exodus (2009), Source of Mracaj (2009), San Man Hai (2009), Tatich (2010), Batastisa (2010), Crvo Vrelo (2010), Bunice (2010), Fenomeno / Nariz (2015-2018), Camilo (2015-2017), Kantenah (2017), Sagitario (2017-2018), La Cola (2018). Buho (2019)
  • Established connection between Sistema Del Mar and Esmeralda (Birnbach/Le Maillot - March 1999) to become Sistema Ox Bel Ha
  • Established connection between Ox Bel Ha and the Caribbean Sea (Birnbach/Riordan/Le Maillot - August 1998)
  • Established connection between San Man Hai China #4 & #5 (Devos/Le Maillot - Dec 2009)
  • Support diver on science project with Beddow & Smith(1999, 2000), Werner(2001, 2003, 2004, 2010), Reinhardt(2007 to 2019)
  • Production of Cave Maps
  • Presenter at the GUE Conference in 2006 (Budapest), 2007 (Florida), 2009 (Florida) & CDAA (Cave Diving Association of Australia) conference 2010.
  • Cave diving experience in Mexico, Belize, France, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sardinia, China, Australia and Florida.

Special interests

  • Trail running & cycling

Publications

  • NACD Journal 2000, 2002 and 2003
  • GUE Quest Magazine 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2019
  • mcep.org.mx/science/Collins_2015_c.pdf
  • The effect of seasonal rainfall on nutrient input and biological productivity in the Yax Chen cave system (Ox Bel Ha), Mexico, and implications for μXRF core studies of paleohydrology
  • Chelsi A. McNeill-Jewer, Eduard G. Reinhardt, Shawn Collins, Shawn Kovacs, Winnie May Chan, Fred Devos, Chris Le Maillot
  • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
  • Volume 534, 2019, 109289, ISSN 0031-0182,

Languages

  • English, French, Spanish