Lanny started Cave Camp with Claire in 2016. As well as coordinating the event and running the socials he will be instructing on CCR and DPV try dives, and trying to sneak off for a cave dive whenever possible. He has been diving for over 20 years and instructing since 2003. He has trained with some of the world’s leading dive educators and explorers, currently teaches for TDI/SDI, IANTD, RAID, PADI, CMAS, BSAC and DAN, and holds GUE tech and cave certifications. Before setting up Underworld Tulum and diving full time, he was a Commander in the Royal Navy, but retired to prevent work interfering with cave diving.
Claire is the co-founder of Cave Camp and uses her amazing logistical and organisational skills to make sure the event runs smoothly. She started diving 14 years ago and is an Introductory Cave Instructor with IANTD and TDI, as well as being a RAID, PADI, TDI, SDI and BSAC Open Water Instructor. She has a passion for taking experienced recreational divers into the technical arena and instructing them in the beautiful caves of the Riviera Maya. Claire has wide experience in a range of diving environments around the world, including rebreather and sidemount configuration, wreck, cave and trimix.
Tom discovered his passion for diving over 20 years ago after emigrating from the UK to New Zealand. A decade later, the wanderlust struck again but with renewed force, motivating him to quit his office job and travel the world. When he settled on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula it was in cenotes that his dual obsessions of scuba diving and photography came together. He is best known for his award-winning images of the cenotes and underwater caves which have been published in magazines worldwide. He works full time as a professional photographer as well as teaching underwater photography through private coaching and group workshops.
Pete Hamerton joined Underworld as Dive Shop Manager in November 2019. Originally from the UK, Pete has been educating divers and managing dive operations in the UK and South-East Asia since 2009. Prior to that, he worked in Project and Risk Management. An avid cave diver since 2013, he came to Mexico in 2018 to train as a cave instructor. Pete is a Full Cave Instructor, a SF2 CCR diver and holds technical and recreational teaching qualifications from PADI, TDI and IANTD.