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Alain Pocobelli

Alain was born in Switzerland and is fluent in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, he arrived in Mexico in 2005.

Since he became a diving professional in 2003, Alain logged over 6,000 dives in Mexico, Belize, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Egypt, Rep. of Maldives and Rep. of Palau. Among them, over 4,000 technical dives requesting specialized equipment and/or techniques (twins, side-mount configuration, stage/multi-stage, decompressions cylinders and procedures, exploration and survey, etc.). Out of those 4,000 technical dives, 3,000+ are cave dives in Mexico.

In 2005, Alain became an Adv. Nitrox and a Cavern Instructor for IANTD, then an Intro to Cave instructor in 2008.

Through 2008 and 2010 he started survey and exploration projects in Dream's Gate, Pierre's P., Xunaan Ha and Hol Kin cave systems. That was the ultimate hook to cave diving, as well as the first experiences with side mount configuration.

In 2012, Alain became part of the GoSideMount team as an Official Razor Cave Instructor.

In 2015, strong with his experience as a cave diver, explorer and instructor, he becomes a TDI IT (instructor trainer) and continues teaching at the highest level, training the future generation of cave diving professionals.

Currently, Alain is teaching cave diving in the area as actively participates in several projects with the local cave diving community.

Teaching credentials


TDI Instructor Trainer/Evaluator
TDI Sidemount Instructor Trainer
TDI Nitrox Instructor Trainer
TDI Cavern Instructor Evaluator
TDI Intro to Cave Instructor Evaluator
TDI Full Cave Instructor Evaluator

SDI Instructor Trainer
SDI Open Water Scuba Instructor Trainer
SDI IT Staff Instructor Trainer

TDI Advanced Cave Sidemount Instructor
TDI Cave Sidemount Instructor
TDI Cave Stage Instructor
TDI Full Cave Instructor
TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor
TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor
TDI Advanced Side-Mount Instructor
TDI Wreck Instructor
CPR1st Instructor
CPROX Instructor
CPROX1st AED Instructor
TDI Nitrox Blending Instructor
TDI Advanced Blending Instructor

IANTD (non-teaching status)
IANTD Technical Cave Instructor
IANTD Technical Diver Instructor
IANTD Advanced Nitrox Instructor
IANTD Essentials Diver Instructor
IANTD Normoxic Trimix diver
IANTD Trimix Blender

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