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Category: Cave Diving

Mining for DNA: The search for new life begins at depth

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd July 2021

Words by Kevin Brown Our exploration of the abandoned cold water mine started first with a plunge into the archives. While the Outaouais region Quebec owes its development largely to heavy mining, our industrial heritage has not had much historical value placed on it, and very little documentation exists …

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Not the Most Dangerous Sport

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd June 2021

By Natalie Gibb Not all caves are claustrophobic or extremely technical. If you have seen beautiful images of underwater caves and think they look amazing, but are unsure about the riskiness of the sport, this article is for you.  Although diving in flooded caves is exciting, the correct mindset …

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The Guided Cavern Experience

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th June 2021

By Natalie Gibb from Under The Jungle Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I would like cave diving. Cave diving just sounds scary, and with no frame of reference, I couldn’t visualize swimming through a flooded cave. I had nightmare visions of being trapped in …

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Five tips when preparing for your cave training

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th March 2020

DIVER Photographer Maxwel Hohn shares five preparation tips for your cave course I just completed my TDI Full Cave Diver certification in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. I’ve wanted to do this course for some years now, as it can help you become a better overall diver, and for me, leads …

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Erik Brown: Accounts from Thailand’s cave rescue Part 2

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th January 2020

The rescue of the century took place June 23, 2018 in Thailand. The lives of twelve Thai boys and their coach were saved by a group of scuba divers, throwing diving into the global limelight, and captivating the world. One of the rescue divers sat down and told us …

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Erik Brown: Accounts from Thailand’s cave rescue Part 1

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th January 2020

The rescue of the century took place June 23, 2018 in Thailand. The lives of twelve Thai boys and their coach were saved by a group of scuba divers, throwing diving into the global limelight, and captivating the world. One of the rescue divers sat down and told us …

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Freedom at Depth – Reaching beyond a disability

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st October 2019

Words by Jill Heinerth There is a stone embedded in the pavement of my old Florida home, the embossed message reads “Gravity Sucks.” It is a humble reminder that I find my grace underwater. Frankly, I am a bit awkward on land, having flipped my van, crashed my motorcycle, …

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Why Wet Rocks?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th October 2019

Cave divers don’t get more passionate or curious than DIVER’s newest subterranean columnist… By Natalie Gibb Most people have never considered diving underground into a flooded cave. It’s not an activity that shows up on their radar. The fact that I do this for a living makes meeting people …

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Sweden’s Mine-Bender

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th November 2014

A couple of hours northwest of Stockholm, Sweden offers up a dive site extraordinary for its location and blend of natural and manmade features. Known as the Tuna-Hästberg mine, it’s a vast web of water-filled passages tens of kilometres long, radiating in all directions far beneath the earth’s surface. …

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