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    Exclamation 240m/784ffw exploration in Sra Keow cave, Thailand.

    The Asian Cave Diving Club finally reached the bottom of Sra Keow cave in Thailand. Sra Keow Cave is located near Krabi, Thailand. That's the third expedition organized by the Asian Cave Diving Club in order to explore of what is now the deepest flooded cave in South-East Asia.

    Thanks to an impressive logistics and several set-up dives, the team reached a maximum depth of 240m/784ffw during a 10-hour dive conducted on the 18th of february 2007. During this dive, the deep divers safely explored and surveyed the deepest part of the cave. They used open circuit scuba and Closed-Circuit Rebreather, to a dive that might be the deepest mixed-team dive ever.

    Decompression was calculated with V-Planner software and was partly done in a very comfortable habitat under the direct supervision of a medical team.

    For this expedition, the Team was made of:

    Deep divers:
    Ben Reymenants (Mixed-Gas Open Circuit)
    Cedric Verdier (Mixed-gas ISC Megalodon CCR)

    Support divers:
    Maurizio Carmine (Mixed-Gas Open circuit)
    Laurent Bihler (Mixed-Gas ISC Megalodon CCR)

    Surface support:
    Eefje Pattyn (Dive Supervisor/DMT and Support Diver)
    Supee Klipngern (Logistics)
    Lek Fukjeen (Translator and surface photographer)

    Medical staff
    Dr Luba Matic (Hyperbaric Physician)
    Marina Frei (DMT and Support diver)

    A special thank to Mike Gadd who participated in the beginning of the expedition and was a key member of the team.

    Logistics by One Stop Shop, Deep Blue, Ocean Zone Divers, Igor's DC and Protec. A very special thanks to Dave and Glyn from One Stop Shop in Krabi, Dive Supply, Sea Fun Divers, Liquivision and their great F1 depth gauges.
    Weezle, DUI, Ralph Tech and O'Three kept the divers warm and SSP, Aunoc and Green Force provided them with efficient lights at depth.

    Thanks to ISC, DIRrebreather and Golem Gear for the rebreathers and accessories.

    For more information:
    ASIAN CAVE DIVING CLUB
    Home Page - Deep Cult - diving deeper than 200m / 660fsw
    Cedric Verdier, Cave, Rebreather, Technical & Recreational Diving.
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    Re: 240m/784ffw exploration in Sra Keow cave, Thailand.

    Wowwww Congratulation Cedric!
    I hope to see you soon in France.
    You will be in Frejus April 3 to 5?

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    Re: 240m/784ffw exploration in Sra Keow cave, Thailand.

    Congratulations Cedric. That is one monster dive! Did everything go as planned? I would be interested in hearing more about the logistics.

    Congrats again!

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    Thumbs up Re: 240m/784ffw exploration in Sra Keow cave, Thailand.

    Cool!

    Cedric, have you got the technical details on your site anywhere? I may have just missed them. Mix, bailout, how you measured depth (just Liquivision? Is the F1 good?) etc? Are you going the dual-RB route too?

    (Maybe Mike needs 3? )

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    Re: 240m/784ffw exploration in Sra Keow cave, Thailand.

    Wow, such a dive.
    Congrat to you and to ISC.:)

    Best,

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    Re: 240m/784ffw exploration in Sra Keow cave, Thailand.

    Absolultely amazing. Congratulations to you and to all involved. Cedric nice website, very informative I spent a couple of hours reading your articles, well done!!:D

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    Re: 240m/784ffw exploration in Sra Keow cave, Thailand.

    Wow, fantastic effort. Congratulations to the whole team.

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    Thumbs up Re: 240m/784ffw exploration in Sra Keow cave, Thailand.

    Congratulations Cedric & Ben. Very impressive stuff.

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    Re: 240m/784ffw exploration in Sra Keow cave, Thailand.

    Nice to see you back mate well done to you and your team.
    Keep up the good work.

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    Re: 240m/784ffw exploration in Sra Keow cave, Thailand.

    Well done to both of you.

    Cheers,

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