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    Rinquelle - john volanthen exploring the downstream


    John Volanthen brings to an end the exploration of the Rinquelle in Switzerland and tells us about his epic dive in the downstream pathway.

    YouTube - platypusgroup's Channel


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    Re: Rinquelle - john volanthen exploring the downstream

    Thank you for posting this! You and your group post some fascinating and well done videos! an wonderful collection you share

    it never ceases to amaze me as to what John V and co horts are pushing-true exploers to the core.Nice to see Jochem get some dues as well


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    Re: Rinquelle - john volanthen exploring the downstream

    fantastic, thanks for posting.
    i have the greatest respect for john and the guys

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    Re: Rinquelle - john volanthen exploring the downstream

    Getting there is half the fun, hey? :)
    Some serious exploring for sure...

    Could you supply some more info about the Rinquelle? Depths, distances, water temp etc.

    Guessing from the 3.5 hours and two sidemounted cylinders, depths are either moderate and/or combined with long dry sections.

    Cheers

    /Jonas
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    Re: Rinquelle - john volanthen exploring the downstream

    two sidemount and castoro c96 ventral kiss modified!
    for me it's all under water, 1450 meters, max depth 24 meters, temp 7° celcius

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    Re: Rinquelle - john volanthen exploring the downstream

    Quote Originally Posted by laphiloche  View Original Post
    two sidemount and castoro c96 ventral kiss modified!
    for me it's all under water, 1450 meters, max depth 24 meters, temp 7° celcius

    Now that is interesting, when you have some time I'd love to see some pics of your rig. Cheers.

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    Re: Rinquelle - john volanthen exploring the downstream

    Quote Originally Posted by wookey  View Original Post

    John Volanthen brings to an end the exploration of the Rinquelle in Switzerland and tells us about his epic dive in the downstream pathway.

    YouTube - platypusgroup's Channel


    Hats off to those guys - typical understatement "the down stream is very dangerous....". Love caving videos - means I don't need to do it myself.....

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    Re: Rinquelle - john volanthen exploring the downstream

    John Volanthen C-96

    more info here, it's really a "big" cave diver

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    Re: Rinquelle - john volanthen exploring the downstream

    I enjoyed that, thanks for sharing.

    Kieran

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    Re: Rinquelle - john volanthen exploring the downstream

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragan  View Original Post
    Getting there is half the fun, hey? :)
    Some serious exploring for sure...

    Could you supply some more info about the Rinquelle? Depths, distances, water temp etc.

    Guessing from the 3.5 hours and two sidemounted cylinders, depths are either moderate and/or combined with long dry sections.

    Cheers

    /Jonas
    la philoche in si guessing is quite right:

    24m max depht, 850 from the entrance for the end of the downstream and 970m from the entrance for the upstream dive and sump4 dive.
    the dry section ist beyond the upstream branch and is about 40m to 50m were before diving in sump4 john climbed a chemney to look if there was any chance to find a ongoing galery.

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