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    Phantom Cave Expedition 2013 - 462 Feet deep - 10,000+ feet of passage

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    As they descended to 400 ffw in depth, they noticed more chert nodules jutting from the walls, similar to the abundant amounts seen in the shallow section between 20 and 30 ffw but strangely absent between. A prominent dark formation protruded from the silt floor, possibly either a complex piece of chert or a fossilized coral. While Andy tied off to this ideal point, Brett looked ahead into the ongoing passage. As far as his light could penetrate, the cave appeared to continue at the same depth (462 ffw) as the floor of the large room. However, at this depth they could not continue exploration within their planned safety envelope; they very reluctantly turned and began their long ascent. They completed five hours of decompression and scootered out of the cave, emerging into a cold but beautiful starry night after a total dive time of 7 hours. Their maximum depth was 462 ffw, establishing Phantom Springs Cave as the deepest underwater cave in the USA.
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    Thats awesome guys. Congratulations on another epic exporation effort

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    Outstanding! Nice work Curt & the team.
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    Re: Phantom Cave Expedition 2013 - 462 Feet deep - 10,000+ feet of passage

    Absolutely phenomenal! Congratulations to the entire team! This is quite amazing stuff!

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    Re: Phantom Cave Expedition 2013 - 462 Feet deep - 10,000+ feet of passage

    WOW. can not find the right words to discribe what i fell when i saw this pics and read the story, thank you very much, and so the to do list getting longer and longer, maybe a second life is needed.........

    Congrats to the whole team to an outstanding expedition.

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    Congratulations to All the Team....
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    Re: Phantom Cave Expedition 2013 - 462 Feet deep - 10,000+ feet of passage

    Well done! Great stuff.

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    Re: Phantom Cave Expedition 2013 - 462 Feet deep - 10,000+ feet of passage

    Wowww, great divig.
    Congratulation to all the team mebers and guys involved.
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    Re: Phantom Cave Expedition 2013 - 462 Feet deep - 10,000+ feet of passage

    I forgot, excellent video from Becky Kagan. Nice story, wonderful shots, nice cut, and interviews…. great. Thanks a lot for sharing.
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    Re: Phantom Cave Expedition 2013 - 462 Feet deep - 10,000+ feet of passage

    Congratulations on the dives! What are those tanks Curt is carrying off the truck? Teoman

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