Welcome to the official Robbie Schmittner site

Robbie Schmittner is an explorer and adventurer who is responsible for some of the 6c334d73-42a8-4d34-8cd0-81aa8d172211.jpegmost notable contributions to cave exploration thus far. Originally from Germany, Robbie has lived in Southern México for over twenty years and has dedicated his adult life to mapping and exploring the vast network of cenotes (water filled caves) that span thousands of kilometers under the Yucatán Peninsula.

Thus far he has discovered over 450 kilometers of uncharted caves. He is also responsible for connecting the Sac Actun and Dos Ojos cave systems which created the longest water filled cave system in the world.unnamed


Recognized as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the year in 2007 & an active member of the New York Explorers Club, Robbie’s passion for the cave systems encourage his continued exploration of cenotes.

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  1. Julia Martin says:

    ¡Hola! I have just finished watching Undiscovered worlds with Steve Backshall. I just wanted to say I found your work and passion fascinating. The amount of underwater caves you have mapped is truelly incredible and you’ve sparked my interest in cave diving. Thank you for your time and dedication and for letting the BBC team work with you. Keep at it!
    Bis zum nächsten mal,

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  2. Andy Hough says:

    Wow. What a guy you are. A true inspiration. How do you overcome what would be my fears? Drowning. Claustrophobia. Not getting back!!
    Your desire to achieve is beyond comprehension. I am in awe of you.
    Thanks for some exhilarating viewing.
    Andy Hough.

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