New connection between the zapote & camilo cave systems

We are very excited to announce that Robbie has successfully made the connection between the Camilo and Zapote cave systems. Now connected, they jointly span over 33 (mapped) kilometers. This is a connection that Robbie has been searching for since 2003. It is an exciting connection that creates further opportunities for exploration in the near…

Exploration & Conservation

A symbiotic relationship One thing that becomes clear over time, is that with further exploration comes a greater awareness for the necessity of conservation. Without it, exploration is null. This year, Robbie Schmittner Expeditions is committed to enabling, establishing and working with other conservation initiatives in an effort to preserve, heal and revive the beautiful…

All new podcast episode!

Check out the latest podcast that we did with Andy the Northern Diver: Fancy a brew? Talking to Robbie Schmittner Fancy a brew? is a scuba diving inspired podcast about life, adventure, resilience and determination to succeed in diving. If you enjoy, please share! -Team Robbie

Xunaan-Ha Expedition

Hello everyone! Planning is well underway for the Xunaan-Ha Expedition that will take place next February. We could not be happier with the incredible team of explorers that have chosen to take part in this project! If you were unable to catch them live, you can watch the Instagram Series for the expedition through each…

All-New xunaan-Ha Expedition instagram lives weekly

We hope you tuned in for the first of our six week long series of Instagram lives last Sunday! If not, all conversations will be saved as IGTVs on Robbie’s Instagram page. Each Instagram live will introduce you to a new team member of the Xunaan-Ha Expedition. Each Sunday at 14:00 PM EST (NEW YORK)/…

Save the date!

This Friday, June 12th, I will be guest speaking on an incredible podcast, The Diver Medic. We will be discussing the upcoming Xunaan-Ha Expedition as well as my continued exploration and search for the “Holbox Fracture”. If you are looking for a little entertainment or have a bit of free time, I encourage you to…

Welcome to the official Robbie Schmittner site

Robbie Schmittner is an explorer and adventurer who is responsible for some of the most 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…