Skanda Coffield


Skanda Coffield

After finishing his teaching work in Taiwan in 2015 Skanda travelled for some months, ending in Mexico for some more cave diving. His love of the caves of the Yucatan Peninsuala was renewed, and he decided to make the move to working in the dive industry full time.  He returned to Melbourne for some more diving, towork at a dive store (and to collect dive gear) before moving to Tulum in January 2016.

Even when not working, Skanda is likely found underwater in one of the many cave systems around Tulum. Either visiting new sites to expand his guiding repertoire, learn new routes for multi stage, DPV and CCR guiding. He has been involved in some resurvey and exploration projects and looks forward to more exploration with the rest of the ProTec team. Skanda is also passionate about food and loves eating tacos from one of the many amazing restaurants tulum has to offer.


Instructor Certifications

  • ABC / Sidemount
  • Intro to cave


  • Sidemount Cave Diver
  • IANTD Full Cave Diver (2011)
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox & Deco Procedures
  • Overhead DPV
  • CCR user on the Pelagian and JJ
  • Cave CCR


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