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Christmas Island Cave Diving Print
Monday, 04 January 2016 08:38

Report of a National Geographic funded cave diving research & mapping expedition investigating Christmas Island submarine caves. The team included Australian cave divers Craig Challen, John Dalla-Zuanna and Ken Smith.

http://www.advanceddivermagazine.com/articles/christmasisland.html

 
CDAA looks to increase access to Tank Cave Print
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 22:43

The Cave Divers Association of Australia (CDAA) is looking to further increase cave diving access to Tank Cave, site of two cave diving deaths in 2011.

In an email to association members, the National Committee have asked members to consider allowing Cave rated divers access to the site. Currently, only Advanced Cave trained members can dive in Tank Cave.

Tank Cave, located in the lower south east of South Australia, has long been considered the jewel in the crown of sites whose sole diving access is through the CDAA. The site was purchased by the association in 2010 for a sum well above land value. In 2011, two cave divers, trained to the highest level within the association (Advanced Cave), died in separate diving incidents in the cave. Full accident analyses have yet to be published. Since these incidents, the association has twice eased access restrictions to dive the cave by allowing the site to be used for training dives and easing the Tank Cave dive familiarisation schedule.

Tank Cave © Neil Vincent

 
Sump Rescue Orientation Program Print
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 21:32

A simulated operation to extract an injured diver through a sump in Imperial Cave at Jenolan, NSW. Rescuers are from the VRA Cave Rescue Squad and SUSS.

 
Amazing Olwolgin Cave Print
Written by Samuel Vermey   
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:10

A 10 day trip across the Nullarbor to the Roe plains to dive Olwolgin cave. With around 10,000m of underwater passages from the small pool of water at the entrance this cave is amazing to dive! Thanks to the hard work of those who found, explored and mapped out the cave for making this possible.

More information on Olwolgin Cave

 
Elk River in Flood Print
Written by Liz Rogers   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:46

The June trip into the Elk River streamway, cut short by large rainfall in the area.

Further information on the trip.

Information on Elk River cave.

 
Cocklebiddy Cave in the News Print
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 15:31

cocklebiddy-fDiving Cocklebiddy Cave | Photo: Steve TrewavasCocklebiddy Cave has been the feature of some media of late:

Firstly it was listed in the top ten dive sites by Lonely Planet, much to the consternation of one Queensland dive spokesperson who has obviously not made it over the rockpile into sumps 2 or 3!

Most recently the 6+ km long Cocklebiddy Cave has been featured as an addition to the bucket list for extreme adventurers.

Information on the cave including the history of its exploration can be found here.

View some video and images of Cocklebiddy Cave.

 
Junee Resurgence 2013 Print
Written by Richard Harris   
Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:07

In January 2013 we attempted to push the second sump of Junee again. The distant part of the sump is blocked by a rock collapse which prevents access to the theoretical Junee "Master Cave" beyond. Several divers have looked at the rockpile but failed to find a way on. Sadly, this attempt by our group failed again.

However in the process, numerous dives were performed on the new Golem Gear Flex rebreather and what I believe to be the first video of the second sump was captured. This part of the video may be a little long and boring for some viewers but will be of interest to those who have dived the sump, and those who plan to visit in future.

Information on Junee Cave.

 
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With Jill Heinerth and Jeff Loflin

Dive pros Jill Heinerth and Jeff Loflin lead you through the fundamentals of sidemount diving in this comprehensive video guide.



 

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