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Andreas W. Matthes (Matt)

Matt is one of the founding members of the Training Facility as well as the Yucatan Deep Speleological Dive Team, the Local Speleo Survey Project, and Mayatech. Along with the daily operations of the facility, he is as well our training director and special projects director. Originally from the Germany; he has lived, worked and dove throughout Germany, Thailand, Honduras, Egypt, Northern and Southern United States, Soloman Islands, Eastern Caribbean, Belize, Pacific and Eastern Mexico. Matt has been training divers for the last nine years and has certified hundreds of divers to various levels of training. Some of the favorite locations that Matt currently guides and teaches including the deep walls of Cozumel, the caves and caverns of the Riviera Maya, and the Deep Caves of Yucatan, deep walls of the Honduras Bay Islands, wrecks and deep walls along the Mexican Pacific coast. Courses can be taught in German, English, and Spanish. He is jointly responsible for the blending of Nitrox and Trimix here in the store, for our student and divers to use and gases used by other local exploration projects

IANTD Instructor for:  NSS-CDS Instructor for:
Open Water through Divemaster
Cavern Diver
Nitrox Diver
Introduction to Cave
Advanced Nitrox Diver
Apprentice Cave Diver
Deep Air Diver
Full Cave Diver
Technical Diver
Stage Diving
Trimix Diver
DPV Pilot & Sidemount Diver
Life Support Service Technician
Survey - Cartography
Nitrox Blender - Trimix Blender
Instructor Sponsor and NSS-
Cavern Diver through Cave Diver
CDS Training Rep. for Mexico
Advanced Cave Diver
Technical Cave Diver
Rebreather Instructor Draegar Dolphin
NACD Instructor for:
Cavern Diver
IANTD Instructor Trainer for:
Introduction to Cave
Open Water Instructor
Apprentice Cave Diver
Nitrox Instructor
Full Cave Diver
Advanced Nitrox Instructor
Deep Diver Instructor
IANTD Instructor Trainer Trainer
Open Water DIver to Nitrox
Deep Diver & Advanced Nitrox
TDI Instructor for:
Blender Nitrox to Trimix
Nitrox Diver
Advanced Nitrox Diver
PADI Instructor for:
Decompression Procedures
Open Water through Divemaster
Extended Range Diver
Deep Diver - Nitrox Diver
Technical Nitrox Instructor
U/W Naturalist - Boat Diver
Trimix and Adv. Trimix Diver
U/W Photographer - Cavern Diver
Nitrox Blender - Trimix Blender
Search and Recovery Diver
Advanced Gas Blender
Night Diver - Wreck Diver
Service Technician
Multilevel Diver - Drift Diver
Medic First Aid Instructor
PADI Master Instructor
Affilations and Awards
Dan O2 Provider Instructor
PATD Instructor for:
Member NSS-CDS
Cavern to Full Cave Diver
Yucatan Speleo. Diving Society
Wreck Diver
Cambrian Foundation
Nitrox, Advanced Nitrox
Abe Davis Award
Technical Nitrox Diver
Explorers Club
Trimix Diver
Int. Cave Diving Safety Award
Cave Diving Specialty Courses
Member NACD
Member IANTD
Member TDI
PATD Instructor Trainer for:
Cavern to Full Cave
Cave Diving Specialty courses
Specialized User for:
Nitrox and Advanced Nitrox
Cis Lunar MK 5 CCR
Technical Nitrox
Buddy Inspiration CCR
Draeger Dolphin SCR
Participant in the following exploration, expeditions and projects:
Great Blue Hole of Belize Expedition 1995
Nohoch Nachich Cave Exploration Expedition 1996
Chak Mol Cave Survey and Mapping Project 1996
Great Blue Hole of Belize Expediton 1997
Great Lake DeepWreck Diving Project 1997
Yucatan Cave Exploration and Survey Project 1997
Nohoch Nachich Cave Exploration Expedition 1997
The Pit Exploration and Survey Expedition 1997
Yucatan Cave Exploration and Survey Project 1998
Nohoch Nachich Cave Exploration Expedition 1998
Solomon Island Wreck and Cave Exploration Expedition 1998
Wakulla 2 Exploration and Survey Expedition 1998
Yucatan Cave Exploration and Survey Project 1999
Wakulla 2 Exploration and Survey Expedition 1999
Yucatan cave exploration, survey and study project 2000
Bacalar Cave Exploration Project 2001
Homun Cave Exoloration project 2001
Nohoch Adventure Expedition 2001
Local Speleo Survey Project 2001 & 2002

Hidden World Scientific and Documentation Expedition - National Geographic/Karst Productions/INAH - 2002

Diving History:     12 years of Diving Experience
 3300+ logged dives
 1300+ logged Cave dives
 600+ logged cavern dives
 425 fsw / 130 mtr deepest Wreck dive
 470 fsw / 143 mtr deepest open water dive
 500 fsw / 153 mtr deepest cave dive

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