Your Hosts at Underworld

Underworld Tulum is owned and run by Lanny and Claire Vogel

Running a dive centre in the best cave diving destination on earth is a lifelong dream and we look forward to giving our guests the best possible experience in the environment we love.
You are guaranteed a warm welcome accompanied by bags of enthusiasm for our joint passion of cave and cavern diving in Tulum, Mexico.
We share our home with a variety of ‘technical black’ pets – Zorro, Lola and Phantom, as well as Ollie the wobbly cat and a host of foster dogs and puppies. They are all very friendly and love to befriend our guests!

Lanny Vogel
  • 20 years diving experience
  • Full Cave Instructor with both IANTD and TDI
  • Tech Diving Instructor - IANTD, RAID, PADI, TDI/SDI, CMAS, BSAC
  • Tech DPV Instructor
  • GUE Tech and Cave diver
  • Ex-Commander Royal Navy
Claire Vogel
  • Over 12 years diving experience
  • IANTD Intro Cave Instructor
  • Instructor with IANTD, TDI, SDI, BSAC, PADI and RAID.
  • Ex-Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy

Lanny has been diving for over 20 years and teaching people to dive since 2003.  He qualified as a technical instructor in 2005 and has been fortunate to train with some of the world’s leading dive educators and explorers.  He currently holds instructor qualifications from IANTD, RAID, PADI, TDI, SDI, CMAS, BSAC and DAN, and has both technical and cave certifications from GUE. Previously a Commander in the Royal Navy, he retired in 2014 to prevent  work getting in the way of cave diving. With many years experience of diving the caves in Mexico in Backmount, Sidemount and Closed Circuit Rebreather, he is a Technical Cave Instructor with IANTD and a Full Cave Instructor, Tech DPV Instructor and SF2 CCR Instructor with TDI.

Claire started diving 13 years ago whilst enjoying a successful career as a Logistics Officer in the Royal Navy. She completed her dive training through the BSAC system and quickly progressed to technical diving whilst diving in the UK and abroad. In 2014 she retired from the military to begin a new career as a dive instructor and apartment owner in the beautiful town of Tulum of Mexico. In the last 3 years she has developed her technical instructor qualifications and is currently an Introductory Cave Instructor with IANTD and TDI, as well as a recreational and technical instructor with BSAC, PADI, RAID and SDI.

In addition to running the Underworld apartments, most of Claire’s time is spent looking after our many Help Tulum Dog foster dogs and pet menagerie. It’s hard to get through a dive training day without stopping to feed a dog or 3 along the way!

Lanny Vogel
  • 20 years diving experience
  • Full Cave Instructor with both IANTD and TDI
  • Tech Diving Instructor - IANTD, RAID, PADI, TDI/SDI, CMAS, BSAC
  • Tech DPV Instructor
  • GUE Tech and Cave diver
  • Ex-Commander Royal Navy

Lanny has been diving for over 20 years and teaching people to dive since 2003.  He qualified as a technical instructor in 2005 and has been fortunate to train with some of the world’s leading dive educators and explorers.  He currently holds instructor qualifications from IANTD, RAID, PADI, TDI, SDI, CMAS, BSAC and DAN, and has both technical and cave certifications from GUE. Previously a Commander in the Royal Navy, he retired in 2014 to prevent  work getting in the way of cave diving. With many years experience of diving the caves in Mexico in Backmount, Sidemount and Closed Circuit Rebreather, he is a Technical Cave Instructor with IANTD and a Full Cave Instructor, Tech DPV Instructor and SF2 CCR Instructor with TDI.

Claire Vogel
  • Over 12 years diving experience
  • IANTD Intro Cave Instructor
  • Instructor with IANTD, TDI, SDI, BSAC, PADI and RAID.
  • Ex-Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy

Claire started diving 13 years ago whilst enjoying a successful career as a Logistics Officer in the Royal Navy. She completed her dive training through the BSAC system and quickly progressed to technical diving whilst diving in the UK and abroad. In 2014 she retired from the military to begin a new career as a dive instructor and apartment owner in the beautiful town of Tulum of Mexico. In the last 3 years she has developed her technical instructor qualifications and is currently an Introductory Cave Instructor with IANTD and TDI, as well as a recreational and technical instructor with BSAC, PADI, RAID and SDI.

In addition to running the Underworld apartments, most of Claire’s time is spent looking after our many Help Tulum Dog foster dogs and pet menagerie. It’s hard to get through a dive training day without stopping to feed a dog or 3 along the way!

The Underworld Pack

Unerdworld Tulum is owned and run by Lanny and Claire Vogel

There are a lot of maltreated animals in Mexico, and we are involved in dog rescue through Help Tulum Dogs, a local charity. As well as our permanently resident dogs and cats, we are usually looking after some puppies or older dogs that need our help to get well and find a permanent home. All our animals are very good natured and appreciate a stroke or a belly rub!

Zorro

Phantom

Lola

Ollie

Assorted Rescue
Dogs

Dogs
Dogs