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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
Triox Primer
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


  • Co-owner of Zero Gravity Dive Center
  • GUE Cave Instructor for Zero Gravity


  • Nautical Archeology Society award in maritime archeology

Diving Qualifications

  • GUE RB80 Rebreather Instructor
  • GUE Fundamentals Instructor / Instructor Evaluator
  • GUE Cave 1, 2, 3 Instructor / Instructor Evaluator
  • GUE DPV1 & DPV Cave Instructor / Instructor Evaluator
  • Member of the GUE Training Council
  • GUE Sidemount Instructor / Instructor Evaluator
  • GUE REC 1 & 3 Instructor
  • GUE CCR Diver

Diving Experience

  • 30 years of diving
  • 7,000+ cave dives
  • 4,000+ cave dives using Diver Propulsion Vehicles
  • 1,500+ sidemount dives
  • 1,500+ dives using RB80 & SM RB80 rebreather

Community Involvement

  • Founding Member - GEO -(Grupo de Exploracion Ox Bel Ha 1998-2001) Founding Member - MCEP - (Mexico Cave Exploration Project 2001 to date)
  • Exploration Diver for MCEP
  • Member and research diver for CINDAQ (Centro Investigador del Sistema Acuifero de Quintana Roo) A.C, a Mexico NGO.
  • Coordinator for the bi-annual Science & Survey project in OBH
  • Exploration Diver for the Balkans Karst Odyssey Project
  • Cave exploration, survey and mapping of the following systems:
  • Actun Koh (Mexico 1996), Minotauro (Mexico 1997), Taj Mahal (Mexico 1997), Grand Cenote (Mexico 1998), Actun Chen (Mexico 1998), Vaca Ha (Mexico 1998), Naranjal (Mexico 1999), Pac Chen & Mariposa (Mexico 2000), Carillo (Mexico 2000), San Andres (Mexico 2001), Punta Venado (Mexico 2002), Nonec (Mexico 2002), Yax Chen (Mexico 2002-2020), Maya (Mexico 2004), Boca Paila Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve (Mexico 2004-2015), Caapechen Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve (Mexico 2004-2015), Apocalypse (Mexico 2006), Source of Zdena (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2008), Vrelo Oko (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2008), Exodus (Mexico 2009), Source of Mracaj (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2009), San Man Hai (China 2009), Tatich (Mexico 2010), Batastica (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2010), Crvo Vrelo (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2010), Bunice (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2010), Fenomeno-Nariz (Mexico 2015-2018), Camilo (Mexico 2015-2017), Kantenah (Mexico 2017), Sagitario (Mexico 2017-2019), La Cola & Buho (Mexico 2018-2019), Oro & Bronce (2020), Caves of Mato Grosso (Brazil 2021), Cenote Tuun Ja Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, SKBR (2021-2022), Ox Bel Ha (Mexico 1998 to present day).
  • 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)
  • Underwater survey of Mariposa (Mexico 2003) for the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia y Historia (INAH)
  • Underwater survey and documentation of La Mina (Mexico 2017-2019) for the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia y Historia (INAH)
  • Support diver on science project with Beddow & Smith (1999, 2000), Werner(2001, 2003, 2004, 2010), Reinhardt(2007 to 2022)
  • 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, Honduras, France, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, Brazil, China, Australia and USA.

Special interests

  • Trail running & cycling


  • Mac Donald, B.L, Chatters, J.C., Reinhardt, E.G., Devos, F., Meacham, S., Rissolo, D., Le Maillot C., … & Lo, E. Paleoindian Ochre Mines in The Submerged Caves of The Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo (Mexico 2020), SCIENCE ADVANCES, 6 (27), eaba1219.
  • Chelsi A. McNeil-Jewer, Eduard G. Reinhardt, Shawn Collins, Shawn Kovacs, Winnie May Chan, Fred Devos, Chris Le Maillot. The Effect of Seasonal Rainfall on Nutrient Input and Biological Productivity in Ox Bel Ha (Mexico 2019). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.
  • Collins, S.V., Reinhardt, E.G., Werner C.L, Le Maillot, C., Devos, D. Rissolo. Late Halocene Mangrove Development and Onset of Sedimentation in Ox Bel Ha Yucatan (Mexico 2015).
  • Collins, S.V., Reinhardt, E.G., Werner C.L, Le Maillot, C., Devos, F., & Meacham, S. S. Regional Response of The Coastal Aquifer to Hurricane Ingrid and Sedimentation Flux in Ox Bel Ha (Mexico 2015). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
  • Meacham S., Devos F., Le Maillot C., Ox Bel Ha Water Protection Project, Sian Ka’an (Mexico 2008-2009) Final Report presented to The Nature Conservancy, The National Geographic Society and The Waitt Foundation
  • Meacham S., Devos F., Le Maillot C., Ox Bel Ha Water Protection Project, Sian Ka’an (Mexico 2005-2006) Final Report presented to The Nature Conservancy.
  • Fortin, Julien, Meacham, Samuel, Devos, Frederic, Le Maillot Christophe, Dorshow, Wetherbee (2021). From Underwater Cave Survey in Yucatan Mexico, to Geographical Information System (GIS): Concrete Case Study of Replicable Workflow Linking Data Acquisition to Scientific Data Exploitation. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA, October 10-13, 2021.
  • Meacham, Samuel, Fred Devos, and Christophe Le Maillot (2021). ‘La Mina: El descubrimiento, documentación y cartografía de un sitio prehistórico submarino en Quintana Roo, Mexico’ presented at the XV Congreso Nacional Mexicano de Espeleología, Playa del Carmen, México.
  • Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) Quest Magazine (2002-2021)
  • National Association of Cave Diving (NACD) Journal (2000, 2002 & 2003)

Additional languages

  • English, French, Spanish

Additional Info

Dual nationality Mexican-French