FAQ

Which airport do I fly to?

Cancun is the closest airport to Tulum, and is just under 2 hours away. Many airlines fly to Cancun from most major airports in the US and Europe.

How do I get to Cave Camp from the Airport?

We can arrange reliable airport transfers with STP Caribe. Cost of transfers is set by STP and is currently $120 for a one-way transfer for 1-6 passengers.

Should I rent a car?

Renting a car is relatively inexpensive in Mexico and car rental is a good idea if you want to dive independently. Most big car rental companies have offices in Cancun, and we have found America Car rentals to be generally reliable, and have an office in Tulum.

What is included?

Cave Camp includes two weeks self-catered accommodation (7 to 21 September) or one week’s accommodation (from 7 to 14 or 14 to 21 September). It also includes a packed goody bag; entry into the prize draw; attendance at all presentations; 5 fully catered social events; breakfast pastries, coffee, soft drinks and teatime cakes every day and attendance at workshops.

Where will I stay?

Cave Campers may be accommodated in the purpose-built cave divers’ apartments at Underworld Tulum. We also book out villas, apartments and hotel rooms in the local area that are of a similar standard and are usually within less than 100m of Underworld.

Where will I get gas?

Our friends at ProTec provide all the gas for Cave Camp. Your cylinders will be delivered to Underworld before 8.00 each morning.

What training courses are available?

We have a team of instructors and can deliver most training from Introductory Cave up to Multistage, DPV or CCR.

I am not cave trained. Can I come to Cave Camp?

Certainly! You can either complete a course to allow you to enjoy the caves, or we can arrange guided cavern diving so you can experience the overhead environment in a safe way.

Can I rent equipment?

Equipment is available to rent to cut down on airline baggage fees, with a special discount for Cave Campers! This includes Apeks regulators, Halcyon wings, various Sidemount systems, lights and a big selection of fins.

How much is cylinder rental and gas?

Cylinder rental is $5 per cylinder. We have doubles, Sidemount cylinders with rigging, stage cylinders and a selection of CCR cylinders. A Nitrox 32 fill for an 80cf aluminium cylinder is currently $5.

Can I dive CCR?

Absolutely! We have cylinders for rent and can provide oxygen and sofnolime. You will need to be Cave CCR qualified to dive the caves in a rebreather.

Can you provide CCR logistics?

We can also source oxygen and sofnolime for CCR divers and helium mixes if required.

Are meals included?

We will organise at least 5 fully catered evening social events at Cave Camp, where a fantastic meal will be provided, with drinks. Breakfast pastries, coffee and juice will be on the bar at Underworld every morning and we make sure there is some nice cake and soft drinks for when you return from diving. All other evening meals and lunches are self-catering. There are many wonderful and inexpensive restaurants in Tulum, and a very efficient delivery service to bring everything from sushi to pizza, steak or tacos direct to Underworld.

How much are Cenote Entrance Fees

Cenote entrance fees vary between MX$200 to MX$500 (US$10-US$25). Some cenotes also charge a fee to bring an underwater camera.

How much do workshops cost?

Workshops are free to attend, although some require you to pay your own cenote entrance fees and gas costs.

I am on my own. Is there anyone to dive with?

Very much so! There are usually a lot of divers who are looking for buddies and you usually find another Cave Camper to dive with. You could also hire one of our experienced guides to take you to some of the harder to find sites, or those where a guide is compulsory.

How do I find the dive sites?

We have many years of experience diving the Mexican caves and can give Cave Campers directions to great dive sites.

Is Tulum safe?

Tulum is relatively safe, with most crime being opportunistic rather than malicious. Sensible precautions appropriate to all towns, like keeping valuables out of sight are recommended.

Can non-divers attend?

Absolutely. We have had many non-divers at Cave Camp, and the socials and great atmosphere are suitable for all. We have a pool and loungers to allow non-divers to relax during the day. Anyone attending Cave Camp will have to pay the full attendance fee.