Cave Expedition Trips
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps. This reef supports a wide diversity of life, and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981.CNN labeled it one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Queensland National Trust named it a state icon of Queensland.
A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which helps to limit the impact of human use, such as fishing and tourism. Other environmental pressures on the reef and its ecosystem include runoff, climate change accompanied by mass coral bleaching, and cyclic population outbreaks of the crown-of-thorns starfish.
The Great Barrier Reef has long been known to and used by the Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and is an important part of local groups’ cultures and spirituality. The reef is a very popular destination for tourists, especially in the Whitsunday Islands and Cairns regions. Tourism is an important economic activity for the region, generating AU$ 1 billion per year.
– Beginner Expedition | 3 Days | from 30,000 THB
This expedition explores caves and cavern systems in the remote jungle environment of Khao Sok National Park and surrounding overhead systems. The caves found under the fresh water lakes of the limestone cliff topography are perfect for newly certified cave divers and cave explorers wishing to extend their experience and enjoy the natural beauty of one of Thailand’s most stunning national parks.
Accommodation is provided during this course in a floating raft village, national park laws prohibit construction directly on the ground so the entire hotel floats. There is no mobile phone reception or internet. A pefect place to "un plug" for a while. Portable compressor and blending facilities are taken along to provide the remote logistics.
– Advanced Expedition | 5 Days | from 50,000 THB
This expedition includes the beginnder trip to Khao Sok National Park and extends south to Sra Keow Cave and Bat Cave in Krabi Province. Sra Keow cave is for the extreme diver and mixed gas or trimix is needed to fully appreciate the system. Divers have explored down to 240m in depth in previous explorations making it one of the deepest caves in the world. Penetration is limited to 60m in depth.
Advanced support and planning is required for these trips. Solo cave diving is not permitted and experience is required. Accomodation is provided by hotel in the local town of Ao Nang. This road trip style expedition can also include a day trip to wrecks located in the region.
– Extreme Expedition | 7 Days | from 100,000 THB
This Expedition includes the Beginner and Advanced Expedition but concludes with a 100m deep dive in Song Hong Cave. Song hong is located further south of Krabi deep in the jungle of remote Thailand. This cave system has yet to be explored to it’s full potential but estimations put it at one of the deepest in the world. The winding system provides exploration opportunities for many divers however this expedition is for the elite deep cave diver who wants to be amongst the handful of divers to ever explore this cave.
Accommodation is located close to the cave site in a modest bungalow type setting. for more information look up "trang province" to get an idea of the scenary.
Included in all our expeditions is equipment, transfer, accommodation, gas and cave related equipment. Due to the nature of these activities Insurance is not included except for evacuation costs. Helium is charged at 3 baht per litle and oxygen is included in the costs.
CCR rental and support is available if certified.