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Alejandro Alvarez Enriquez
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Alex established the first dive center in Tulum in 1993 and he's still an

active explorer and the head of all tech and cave training here at Acuatic.

You can read his full resume below:


   • Civil Engineer


   • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico UNAM

Diving Qualifications

   • Cave Instructor for NACD, TDI and FMAS

   • Open water Instructor, PADI

   • Trimix instructor TDI, FMAS

   • KISS ccr Rebreather Diver, suited for Caves

   • GUE fundamentals, TEC 1 and Cave 2 Diver

   • Gue Fundamentals and Rec 1,2 Instructor.


Diving Experience

   • 30 years of diving experience

   • 23 years diving instructor experience

   • 6000+ logged dives

   • 3000+ cave dives

   • 3000+ open water dives

   • 500+ cave dives using Diver Propulsion Vehicles

   • 600+ cave dives using stage diving techniques

   • 80+ sidemount dives

   • 250+ CCR Rebreather Cave Dives

   • 25 SCR Cave Dives

   • Longest Penetration - 15,000 ft

   • Cave Passage Explored and Surveyed - +50,000 ft

   • Longest Dive 360 min

Community Involvement

   • Founding Member of Mexico Cave Exploration Project (MCEP)

   • Founding Member of Proyecto Espeleologico Tulum (PET)

   • Founding Member of Ejido Jacinto Pat Project (EJPP)

   • Exploration Diver for Sistema: Ox Bel Ha, Yax Chen, Sac Actun, Nohoch Naa Chich, Dos Ojos

   • Cave exploration and survey of Systems: Maya, Akun Hu, Herradura, Bahia Tortugas

   • Production of Cave Maps

   • President of BUCEMA A.C. Buceo en Cenotes y Mar A.C. a Non profit and Civil Association

   • Discover of the remains of the oldest American, found in Hoyo Negro Tulum

   • Active member of the Proyecto Espeleologico Subacuatico Hoyo Negro Tulum Quintana Roo . since 2010 to 2018

   • National Geographic Grantee in different projects.

Special interests

   • Exploration, Survey and Mapping

   • Geology and Hydrology

   • Sustaining Development

   • Cartography

   • Photogrametry


   • Rissolo, D., P. Luna, A. Nava, A. Alvarez, F. Attolini, J C. Chatters, R Chavez Arce, and S. Meacham 2012 Recent Investigations in Hoyo Negro: A Submerged Late Pleistocene Cave Site in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Paper presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology 45th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, Baltimore, MD.


   • English

   • Spanish

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