Got in a great dive in the Dark Water Tunnel off the Pothole line of Peacock I. Lots of dusty stuff in there after these recent flood, but terribly pretty dissolution formations in there! Since my last dive there 5 … Continue reading →
Got invited to come volunteer at a SOF Wounded Warrior event at Weeki Wachee yesterday. Helped set up scooter race courses, demo scooter and cave diving equipment/techniques, and light up the basin for a night dive. I have a ton … Continue reading →
Just completed at great 5 day tour, guiding Michael in our lovely North Florida caves. Great stats: 5 systems 7 different gold lines 13 dives 13h45min bottom time Here’s an sample of the caves we visited: Safe travels home Michael.
A few quick pics from today’s dives at Ginnie Springs, in Devil’s Ear. The mix of tannic river water and clear cave water, plus great late morning sun angle was just perfect for photo opportunities. Michael got some great pics … Continue reading →
Dove Hole in the Wall at Mill Pond in Marianna this morning. Downstream to 900′: 60′ vis, nearly blue, milkiness. Upstream to 400′: 40′ vis, milkiness. Upstream 400′-700′: 70′ vis, colder, nearly blue, some milkiness. Healthy outflow in the cavern … Continue reading →
Flow: Up, but enjoyable, enough to reward reading the cave and diving “flow smart” Water Level: High Vis: 40′, yellow tint, with some particulate, cave will be easy to silt if not “well behaved” or many teams Skeeters: Swarming Dove … Continue reading →
Teaser from today’s dives at Ginnie Springs. Tarp is down since my last dive here 3 days ago and the mix of clear spring water and tannic river water is just right for some pretty colors over Devil’s Ear!
So let’s complete a trilogy of condition posts with some news from our friends at Cave Adventurers on the Mill Pond in Marianna. Report dates to 7 Sept 2013: “Twin yesterday and it was about 80′ had a very slight … Continue reading →
A day after Madison Blue re-opens, Peacock Springs re-opens as rivers drop after heavy rains a month ago increased water levels and flooded many of the popular Suwannee River Basin caves. Nearby river gauge at just above 27 ft. First … Continue reading →
It’s been a rather dry (for this summer’s weather patter) 2 weeks, with almost a month from the weekend-of-rain in mid-August, Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers have seen their pulse, and we’re starting to see caves along these rivers re-open. Word … Continue reading →
REVISITED: 24 AUGUST 2013. When the summer-warmed dark, tannin-stained waters of the Santa Fe River meet the cool, clear spring waters emanating from Devil’s Ear, this interesting visual affect happens. Watch this short video where it appears as though the … Continue reading →
REVISITED: 25 AUGUST 2013 Jon and I got in a couple of great dives at Peacock (before the Suwannee River flooded it again) so conditions were not wonderful. Here’s a short video of Jon swimming through the pillar that is … Continue reading →