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Taking off the grate to explore the Blue Hole

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by DandyDon, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I hope they leave that stupid elbow off and just put the grate back...

    CAVE-EXPLORING SCUBA TEAM TO DIVE INTO A NEW MEXICO MYSTERY
     
  2. toddthecat

    toddthecat Dive Shop

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    Excited to see how much they map out. Even better if they could make a nice 3D computer rendering of the network. Talk about a cool thing to be able to show to students!
     
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  3. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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  4. GrumpyOldGuy

    GrumpyOldGuy Solo Diver

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    I see the pictures from our own SB member RobinT in the article, pretty cool!
     
  5. Scott

    Scott Tech Instructor

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    That's to bad but understandable.

    I look forward to reading ADM's report and seeing more images..
     
  6. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace

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    Curt's team does some amazing stuff. I'm looking forward to a well-written report with great photographs.
     
  7. beaverdivers

    beaverdivers ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I remember when it was shut down. I believe two divers went into the hole on the anniversary of the death of previous divers who had entered unprepared and not returned. These divers did not return either because they were untrained. As I recall that sealed the decision to put the grate over the opening. It's been closed since the 70's.

    I wonder if this group of trained explorers will make it to Carlsbad caverns?:D
     
  8. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    For those who don't know, Curt Bowen is not exactly a nobody in cave diving. I am glad someone of that stature is leading this project.
     
  9. robertarak

    robertarak NAUI Instructor

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  10. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I know that was a joke, but anyone who has brought a flashlight into the Blue Hole has looked into the grate and seen a little. When I went there with my new and very powerful cave light, the difference was amazing. You can clearly see that there is an extensive cave system beyond it.
     

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