GUE Instructor resumé

Christophe Le Maillot

#8 Bahia Akumal
Puerto Aventuras, 77750
Q.Roo, Mexico

Phone: (0052) 984 8409030
Mobile phone: (0052) 984 8078545
Email: chris@dir-mexico.com
Websites: 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
  • Member of GUE Training Council

Diving Qualifications

  • GUE Tech 2 Diver
  • GUE RB80 Rebreather Diver
  • GUE Fundamentals Instructor and Instructor Trainer
  • GUE Cave 1, 2, 3 Instructor and Instructor Trainer
  • GUE DPV1 & 2 Instructor
  • GUE REC 1 Instructor

Diving Experience

  • 23 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
  • 150+ sidemount dives
  • Longest Penetration - 19,000 ft
  • Cave Passage Explored and Surveyed - +80,000 ft

Community Involvement

  • Founding Member - GEO -(Grupo de Exploracion Ox Bel Ha)Founding Member - MCEP - (Mexico Cave Exploration Project)
  • Exploration Diver for MCEP
  • Exploration Diver for the Balkans Karst Odyssey Project
  • Cave exploration and survey of the following Systems: Actun Koh(1996), Minotauro(1997), Taj Mahal(1997), Actun Chen(1998),Vaca Ha(1998), Ox Bel Ha (1998 to ...), Naranjal(1999), Ayim(2000), Pac Chen & Mariposa (2000), Carillo (2000), San Andres(2001), A'Im(2001),Punto Venado(2002),Yax Chen(2002 to 2008), Maya(2004), Boca Paila & Kaapechen Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve (2005 to...), Apocalypse (2006), Source of Zdena (2008), Exodus (2009), Source of Mracaj (2009), San Man Hai (2009), Tatich (2010), Batastisa (2010), Crvo Vrelo (2010)
  • 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 2014)
  • 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, 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

Languages

  • English, French, Spanish


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