Gentle, unique and deep, this film only incidentally concerns cave diving. It is a documentary about the meaning of inner and outer exploration, about human nature and the extraordinary life of extreme cave diving explorers. Far from the mainstream and truly independent, The Unexplored presents a direct and very personal perspective, through the eyes of the people leading the most challenging and rewarding life of exploration there is… Read more about the film…
Our daily routine as underwater cave explorers takes us to the most dangerous and extreme environments on the planet. We have the unique chance to witness sights and beauties that very few people can see. Out of our desire to share the richness of those experiences ATI Pictures was born. With dedication to exploring the possibility of filming in difficult and extreme environments, we aim to further the human knowledge and inspiration.
What was started as a cave diving film project has grown into a full service film and photo studio. We can now facilitate and execute any filming or photo project from the very inception of the idea through the post-production. Under or above the water, in a submerged cave or the tropical jungle, we can produce, direct, shoot or provide assistance and logistics for any artistic project.
Ivo graduated cinematography in 1994 and has since led a life full of adventure around the globe. His photography is well known in the world of speleology, and his award winning documentary, “The Unexplored” has attained international acclaim for it’s gentleness, depth and beauty. Ivo is one of the top no-mount cave exploration divers in the world, a technical speleology and cave rescue instructor trainer, sailor and adventurer. Formerly the owner of the Roke Speleology School in Europe, in 2012 he started the DivingMexico Cave Diving School in the Riviera Maya and is currently the team leader of the ATI Cave Exploration team, which explores the world’s longest single entrance underwater cave system – the Ixtlan Cave System. Ivo is also a meditation teacher, having studied for more than two decades in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition in India and Nepal.
Deyan studied cinematography before dedicating his life to teaching and speleology. As one of the few leading sidemount cave diving instructors in Mexico, cave explorer for more than 15 years and avid adventurer, he is one of the most experienced members of our team. His expertise, skill and calm in the most difficult circumstances help us achieve goals which are normally considered impossible. Deyan has been with us from the very beginning – as speleology instructor in the Roke Speleology School in Europe, a companion during our numerous and extensive travels in India, Nepal and Bhutan, as second captain of the ATI Ship during our transatlantic sailing voyage to Mexico, and now as central part of ATI Pictures’ every project in the jungles and caves of the Yucatan. Deyan is a leading member of the ATI Cave Exploration Team.
As our Business Manager and excellent companion, Peter has given us his unconditional help and friendship in every endeavor. As a cave diver, mountain guide, sailer, explorer, and adventurer, his experience is enriching our life and brings joy to our soul. Peter has lived around the globe – from India to New Zealand (his last adventure being a 6000km bike trip) and is currently firmly stationed in the Yucatan Jungle, overseeing all our projects. Peter has extensive business background in the extreme sports and entertainment industry and with his expertise is a central force behind the ATI Pictures Studio. As a proficient cave diver Peter is a supporting member of the ATI Cave Exploration Team when we push things to the extreme, as we often do. May he continue to take care of us! 🙂