DIVERS VIEWS: ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES (4)


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DIVERS VIEWS: ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES (4)

The birds have had a very fair share of posts for the month so I am returning to some of Brian Kakuk’s astonishing images from his dives of the underground cave systems of Abaco.

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Here, he explores Dan’s Cave, one of several huge caves beneath the pine forests of the west side of South Abaco. This complex cave system is within the proposed South Abaco Blue Holes Conservation Area, one of four designated Protected Areas that I wrote about recently HERE SABHCA.

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You get a good idea of the massive size of this column in comparison with the diversDan's Cave, Abaco (©Brian Kakuk) Dan's Cave, Abaco (©Brian Kakuk)

‘Rooms’ are connected by narrow tunnels or passagesDan's Cave, Abaco (©Brian Kakuk) Dan's Cave, Abaco (©Brian Kakuk) Dan's Cave, Abaco (©Brian Kakuk)

Individual caves have memorable names. This is the ‘Fanghorn Forest’ full of HelictitesHelictites, Fanghorn Forest, Dan's Cave, Abaco

Stalagmites or stalagtites? ‘Tites’ hang tight to the ceiling so they don’t fall off…Dan's Cave, Abaco (©Brian Kakuk)

All photos © Brian Kakuk, with thanks for use permission

9 thoughts on “DIVERS VIEWS: ABACO’S ASTOUNDING UNDERGROUND CAVES (4)

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  2. I very much enjoyed these stunning photos, RH. I find caves entrapping and therefore intimidating, I guess from living in EQ country for three decades. Perhaps that’s what makes cave photos so much more enjoyable for me. These were especially stunning.

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    • I’m with you on the entrapping / entombing thing. I’m ok with above-ground caves but there’s no way I could cave dive (also, I’m a feeble swimmer which would be a distinct drawback). So thank goodness there are proficient cavers on Abaco, with good cameras! RH

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      • From birdsong to deep-sea diving, I really like the underwater world photographs especially as I would never dare go caving! Like Jet, I would feel a bit claustrophobic but I’m struck by the otherworldly beauty of these secret places. I wonder what it’s like to be a creature living there?

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      • I’m with you Jet in the ‘not for me’ camp. But thank goodness others are intrepid and have expensive cameras so that we can see what is beneath out feet. Who knows what marvels lie deep under Ealing? (I don’t mean the District Line). RH

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