Cave Diving, Cave Exploration and Cave Mapping in Yucatan, Mexico
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Kim Davidsson

Kim Davidsson is 32 years old and originally from Helsingborg, Sweden where he also learned how to
dive in 1998, first ever salary from a summer job was spent on an Open water course. He lives in Tulum

with his wife and two small children. Kim started to work and help out at the local dive shop and on trips
arranged to Norway, being underwater was an instant passion and the dream of working with diving
full time was born. Kim came to Tulum, Mexico 2002 in pursuit of cave training and a good vacation.
Mentally he never completely left and also later came back, to stay.

Kim contemplating a dive plan =)

Kim has worked at Cenote Dive Center, Xibalba Dive Center and also as a “freelance” and independent

guide and instructor in Tulum since 2003. Just leaving for about 2 years in total to pursue diving
elsewhere, working with his father and for the birth of his son.

His passion for cave diving lead him to the realization that he would like to teach the art of safe cave
diving.

Kim has been fortunate to explore some of the amazing caves and systems in Mexico and this is his true
passion. Connecting the dots and to see how a cave grows is the ultimate kick and Kim is often struck
by “cave fever”.

He is interested in the pedagogical aspects of teaching, always striving to become a better instructor and
to deliver the best possible course in the best possible way. Other interests are: CCR diving, sidemount

diving, dpv diving, wreck diving, mine diving and technical mixed gas diving. He is also interested in the
documentation of the caves and caverns and participates in an ongoing film project with good friends.

Kim has worked with diving in Sweden, Norway, Thailand and Mexico.

Kim has been cave/mine diving in Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Belize and Mexico

IANTD Instructor for:

  • Open Water through Divemaster, Nitrox Diver, Deep Diver.
  • Advanced Nitrox Diver, Technical Diver.
  • Cavern Diver through Cave Diver, Technical Cave Diver.

NACD Instructor for:

  • Cavern Diver and Intro to Cave Diver.

PADI Instructor for:

  • Open Water through Divemaster.

Diver Levels:

  • DSAT Trimix Diver
  • IANTD Advanced Cave DPV
  • IANTD Stage / Multistage Cave Diver

Participant in the following exploration, expeditions and projects:

  • 2004 Primary and main explorer of “Chan Hol” cave system in Tulum, Mexico.
  • 2004 – 2005 Member and exploration diver of “SAET” (Sac Aktun Exploration Team). Team responsible for the connections between; Abejas, Ka’as, CUTS, Nohoch K’iin, Sac Aktun and Temple of Doom. Making Sac Aktun the then second largest water filled cave in the world.
  • 2006 – 2010 Explored in the following caves in the Tulum, Mexico area; Las Grutas, Muul Ha, Abejas Negras, Kim Ha, Sac Aktun, Nohoch Nah Chich, Dzonot Tu Ha, Temple of Doom, Baab Zooz, Lycka.
  • 2010 Exploration diver of the National Geographic funded expedition to dive “the sacred pools” of Cara Blanca in Belize.
  • 2011 Ongoing explorations of Sandcrack, Lycka and Sac Aktun.