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full-service Technical diving facility

Dark Zone Diving

Dark Zone Diving (DZD) is a full-service Technical diving facility located in Xpu-Ha, in the heart of the Riviera Maya´s Cave Country, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico and exists with the sole purpose of facilitating diving, training and exploration of the Caverns and Caves found throughout the vast underground river systems found in the Yucatan´s dense jungle.

DZD is a world-class diving and training operation that is set up to accommodate technical diving activities at all levels.

World-Class Diving & Training

We offer the full range of overhead-environment training programs, from entry-level “Tec Basics” programs (designed to introduce a diver to Technical diving configurations and procedures) to Full Cave Diver training on either Open Circuit Scuba or CCR systems all the way to advanced Instructor-Trainer programs and everything in between.

DZD shares a building with Bat House Café, which means you will not only be able to enjoy freshly-brewed espresso in the morning along with breakfast, but also arrange to have a box-lunch prepared to take with you on your Cave diving adventures or to class.

DZD´s sister company, Yucatan Dive Tek is Tour Operator specializing in putting together end-to-end (everything from touch-down to take-off) Tek diving trips to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. We provide one-stop-shopping and seamless logistics, so let us plan your next trip to Mexico for training, fun diving or a full-blown expedition!

What Our Facility Includes

DZD has everything a technical diver needs for Cavern or Cave diving under one roof. Our large; purpose-built facility includes:

Large Wet Area

A large, air-conditioned wet area with large, individual lockers


End-to-end travel planning for stress-free: one-stop-shopping

Purpose Built Classrooms

Purpose built, air-conditioned classrooms with multimedia systems

A Fully-Stocked Rental Equipment Locker

A fully-stocked rental equipment locker including cylinders, regulators, scooters, lights and everything else a cave diver might need

On-Site Retail Store

Large, on-site retail store with everything from necessities, consumables (sorb) to full-blown Rebreather systems

“Briefing/Lounge Room”

A sofa and book filled “briefing/lounge room” complete with flat-screen TV and technical diving reference library to study or après-diving de-briefing

Our Team

Dark Zone diving is 100% Mexican-owned and is staffed by long-term, experienced dive professionals with decades of experience Cave diving in the area and in Technical Diving

Javier Salas

Owner and Resident Technical Diving Instructor

Javier grew up in Mexico City, however he was drawn to the ocean at a very early age. He became a diver at age 10…


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Km 93 Carretera Federal Chetumal-Puerto Juarez
Lote Cuarenta y Ocho, Manzana Veintiuno
Xpu-Ha, Solidaridad, Mexico