Who we are

Kelvin and Anabel Davidson have been together since 2005, sharing their passion for diving and adventure.

Born 8 years before her future husband in Cebu, Philippines, Anabel initially worked as a company accountant before moving into the world of personal training and teaching aerobics. A four year stint at Gold’s Gym in Doha, Qatar introduced her to BSAC club diving, and would lead her into the world of professional diving.

Born on a little patch of antipodean paradise called New Zealand, Kelvin grew up in and around the ocean, where he first developed a passion for free-diving before moving into SCUBA diving. A varied professional background in area’s as diverse as Fitness Trainer, Commercial Fisherman, Public Accountant, Company Director, and several years as a Nightclub Bouncer, make for a few interesting stories and humorous tales, and give him a fairly well balanced outlook on life.

Anabel moved back to the Philippines in 2002 to teach diving in Puerto Galera, Kelvin moved to Puerto Galera in 2004. We met while working with the excellent folk at Asia Divers and Tech Asia, where we spent 4 great years exploring the depths of the Verde Island Passage. Spare time was spent visiting the WWII wrecks of Subic Bay and Coron in the Philippines, and trips further afield to the South China Sea, and the Force-Z wrecks HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales.

From 2008-2010 we managed the Truk Lagoon Dive Center and spent 3 years teaching Technical, Trimix, and Wreck programs in the world’s biggest and best wreck diving playground.

During this time a few sneaky cave diving trips to Mexico were made, leading to a permanent move at the end of 2010. Since then, we have made a home in Tulum, on the Mayan Riviera, where we previously both worked through Protec Tulum to bring our passion for cave diving to those who want to share it with us.

For years we have been active dry cavers, and have spent many months wandering the jungles of South East Asia (Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Philippines) in search of underground adventures.

When not working, we can often be found in the gym trying to move heavy things around or strolling the Caribbean coastline of Tulum and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere with "Buddy", the worlds cuddliest English Bull Terrier.

We practice what we preach and endeavor to travel and dive for ourselves as often as possible, with wreck diving trips back to Truk Lagoon and cave exploration with the Asian Karst Exploration Project in the Philippines, as well as locally with the Mexico Cave Exploration Project.

Kelvin has been teaching technical diving since 2005 and has more than 5000 logged dives. He is a passionate and thorough educator who teaches from a broad base of experience, and whose calm, relaxed and supportive style puts students at ease, bringing out the best in them.

GUE Instructor for:

  • Recreational Diver 1 - Nitrox
  • Recreational Diver 2 – Triox
  • Recreational Diver 3 - Trimix
  • Doubles Diver
  • Drysuit Diver
  • Navigation, Rescue, and Triox Primers
  • Gas Blender
  • GUE Fundamentals Diver
  • Technical Diver 1
  • Cave Diver 1
  • Cave diver 2

IANTD Instructor for:

  • Open Water through DiveMaster, Nitrox Diver, Deep Diver
  • Open Water Sidemount Diver
  • Essentials Diver
  • Advanced Nitrox, Advanced Recreational Trimix, Technical, Normoxic Trimix, Trimix Diver
  • Cavern, Intro to Cave, Full Cave, Technical Cave Diver
  • Stage & Multi Stage Cave Diver
  • DPV Cave Diver
  • CCR Cave Diver
  • Sidemount Cave Diver
  • Advanced Sidemount Cave Diver
  • Wreck, Advanced Wreck, Technical Wreck Diver
  • Nitrox and Trimix Blender
  • Fathom Dive Systems Rebreather Instructor

IANTD Instructor Trainer for:

  • Openwater Instructor, Nitrox Instructor
  • Open Water Sidemount Instructor
  • Essentials Instructor
  • Advanced Nitrox, Advanced Recreational Trimix, Technical Diver, Normoxic Trimix, Trimix Instructor
  • Cavern, Intro to Cave, Full Cave, Technical Cave Instructor.
  • Stage & Multi Stage Cave Instructor
  • Sidemount Cave Instructor
  • Advanced Sidemount Cave Instructor
  • Wreck, Advanced Wreck, Technical Wreck Instructor
  • Nitrox and Trimix Blender Instructor.

TDI Instructor for:

  • Nitrox, Intro to Tech, Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures, Helitrox, Extended Range, Trimix, Advanced Trimix
  • Cavern, Intro to Cave, Full Cave, Stage Cave
  • Sidemount Cave Diver
  • Advanced Wreck Diver
  • Nitrox and Advanced Gas Blender programs

CCR Cave Instructor for:

  • Fathom CCR
  • JJ-CCR
  • SF2-eccr
  • Pelagian DCCCR
  • ISC Megalodon
  • KISS SideWinder

Anabel has been teaching diving through both PADI and BSAC since 2000, she is an experienced Multi-Stage Cave Diver, Technical Wreck Diver and Trimix Diver with over 5000 logged dives.

IANTD Instructor for:

  • Open Water through DiveMaster, Nitrox Diver, Deep Diver
  • Open Water Sidemount Diver
  • Essentials Diver
  • Advanced Nitrox, Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver
  • Cavern
  • Wreck

PADI IDC Staff Instructor:

  • Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster, Assistant Instructor 
  • Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Peak Performance Bouyancy and Cavern Diver
  • EFR Emergency First Response Programs

Ivo Chiarino

Ivo Chiarino is a cave instructor born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. He found his passion through his family who introduced their love of aquatic environment at age 6 through his first diving experience. As Ivo continued to explore the underwater world his curiosity grew, and he later found himself pursuing a professional career in diving education. Ivo began working seasonally in the Canary Islands for four years to further develop essential skills until he decided he was ready for a new environment and moved to Akumal, Mexico in 2015. His passion for diving quickly shifted into cave diving as he discovered the Quintana Roo cave systems. Ivo’s main goals as a dive instructor are to educate divers on how they can remain safe, promote conservation, and enjoy their exploration through their diving adventures. Joining the Third Dimension Diving family has been a pivotal point in both Ivo’s personal life and career as he is surrounded by like-minded, kind, and equally as adventurous friends.

Ivo teaches in Spanish, Catalan, English, Italian, and gets by in French.


GUE Instructor for:

  • Discover Diving
  • Recreational Supervised Diver
  • Recreational Diver 1 - Nitrox
  • Recreational Diver 2 - Triox
  • GUE Fundamentals
  • Doubles Diver
  • Drysuit Diver
  • Navigation Primer
  • Rescue Primer

IANTD Instructor for:

  • Open Water through DiveMaster, Nitrox Diver, Deep Diver
  • Open Water Sidemount Diver
  • Essentials Diver
  • Advanced Nitrox, Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver
  • Cavern, Intro to Cave, Full Cave Diver
  • Sidemount Cave Diver

Anabel Davidson

Kelvin Davidson

Ivo

Kelvin Davidson

Anabel Davidson

Ivo