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    Searching for Cave Explorer

    Seeking underwater cave explorers for hard work, hot days, bad food, pay your own way, difficult rope access, - Virgin Cave Guaranteed!

    Advanced Diver Magazine’s Yucatan 2006 expedition is providing openings for 2 new explorers who are willing to spend the time, effort, and their equal share of the costs to discover virgin caves, new species of cave life, and possible ancient Mayan artifacts,

    Working with the Mexican Ecology Department, our expedition will begin on January 5th, 2006. The team will meet at the Cancun Airport, Mexico where we will travel over 150 miles into the center of the Yucatan.

    Base camp is inside a 400-year old church in the small village of Homun. From base camp we will spend 10 days searching for new cenotes and dry caves within 40 miles.

    These caves require the use of technical rope techniques as they are normally between 50 and 100 feet above the waters level. Many also require basic dry caving techniques to gain access.

    Sidemount cave techniques are required along with rappelling and ascending equipment.

    During half of this expedition the team will be working on gathering HD film footage for a possible up-coming film documentary. Your assistance will be used in all aspects of filming, sound, and lighting techniques, both above and below the water.

    Also during this expedition we will be searching for new species of cave life with team member, Dr. Thomas Iliffe. Your assistance will be used with collecting, etc…

    Required Qualifications:

    Full cave certified with over 100 cave dives
    Side-mount Trained (minimal experience, we will assist if needed)

    What we will teach you:

    Rope work including knots, prusiks, ascenders, descenders, racks, pulleys, etc…
    Special sidemount exploration techniques for repelling and climbing
    How to sleep in a hammock
    How to eat cold food
    How to get stung by bees
    What poisonwood is?
    The many insects and biting bugs of the Yucatan
    Plus many other pleasant and unpleasant things

    What you CANNOT be:

    Out of shape
    Allergic to bees or stinging insects
    Afraid of heights, small spaces or the dark
    Camera shy
    Someone with a bad personality
    Offended by nudity, bad language, or harassment. (You will see others bathing, naked, hear cussing and swearing, and if liked harassed for the fun of it)
    Picky about what food you eat

    What we Guarantee:

    Virgin Cave!
    Fun and excitement
    Bland food
    A learning experience you will never forget! (Both good and bad)
    Poor sleep
    Barking dogs all night

    What equipment you must bring:

    Sidemount diving equipment
    Clothing for 5 days (we will do wash)
    Basic Climbing / rappelling harness
    Cave lights, reels, etc…
    Hammock (you can buy one in Mexico for around $60 USA
    Headlamp for nights

    Dates: January 5th – 16th, 2006

    Your Costs: between $1500.00 and $2000.00 depending on your air flight costs.



    Trip Quote: If it were easy, it would have been discovered by now!


    If you meet these criteria, please contact Curt Bowen at

    eanx@aol.com

    To view past Yucatan ADM expeditions see some of the videos on ADM’s video depot.

    http://www.advanceddivermagazine.com...s.asp?offset=5
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    Re: Searching for Cave Explorer

    If only I had the time to join you. I can sleep anywhere............

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    Re: Searching for Cave Explorer

    Hi Curt,

    Sounds like a hell of fun!!! But what about rebreather divers in this trip...

    Cheers

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    Re: Searching for Cave Explorer

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Bowen
    Seeking underwater cave explorers for hard work, hot days, bad food, pay your own way, difficult rope access, - Virgin Cave Guaranteed!

    Advanced Diver Magazine’s Yucatan 2006 expedition is providing openings for 2 new explorers who are willing to spend the time, effort, and their equal share of the costs to discover [COLOR=#000000]virgin caves, new species of cave life, and possible ancient Mayan artifacts,

    Hey Curt,

    When's the next one? A future date would give me time to ramp up and develop skills as needed + grow some pythons in my arms. Ken :0

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