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Pushing an old BC cave last week

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by rjack321, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

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    Spent too much on CCRs and training and compressors and boosters lol
    So my only camera is old and doesn't do HD video so you get what you get
     
  2. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

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    ps my buddy on OC sidemount is only Intro, this was her first post class cave dive. She's still getting the hang of when to pull vs when to kick. In this small of a tube with little of no fine sediment (its a stream) I was 50/50 pulling vs actually swimming. I fit in all the restrictions with SM 130s and a sidewinder CCR so its not that tiny. Towards the back it gets deeper (42m/130ft max) and tighter.

    Doesn't get below 30m for quite a ways, she was temperature limited way more than gas limited.
     
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  3. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

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  4. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

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    It was. There are few divers willing to come up here with the skillset sadly. SM, trimix, CCR, survey skills, hiking, and 4WD on a truck you don't mind scratching are all pretty much required nowadays. And a system that is at least semi-near a logging road unless you're prepared to hire a helicopter for access (which is done by cavers, just rarely by divers)

    Vancouver Island Karst is very old, much older than FL actually. It was laid down in the Arctic, the plate floated off into the Pacific, then the plate swung back east and crashed into the North American plate with significant folding, fracturing, and igneous intrusions. They are basically mountain streams flowing underground now.
     
  5. RyanT

    RyanT Solo Diver

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    Very cool, thanks for sharing!
     
  6. Norwegian Cave Diver

    Norwegian Cave Diver Barracuda

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  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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  8. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    great cave, love its in the great white north ,wish I could do that , just not in my future , great music too
     
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  9. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

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    She's over in AB and doesn't get to the island much at all. I know of her but we haven't met face to face.

    I have a different project with some of the AB folks in August, not sure if she's coming or not. AB to Port McNeill is even more travel hours and money than it is for me coming from Washington (11-12hrs). And they have their own caves over there to work on too.
     
  10. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Yes, but many of the caves that Char and crew are doing aren't as wet as the one you're showing us here. She's up for almost anything. Maybe she'd be willing to meet up to play (as she calls it)
     

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