Photos - Cave Diving in Yunnan, China

 
Tanks have made it...

Tanks have made it...

Our tanks have made the 1,500km journey from Guangzhou to Yunnan. That was the easy part: the last couple of kilometers were a bit more challenging.

Logistics briefing...

Logistics briefing...

Equipment transportation

Equipment transportation

Tanks and other scuba equipment were loaded on small boats.

Loading the boats

Loading the boats

Scuba equipment being loaded on small boats.

A hike

A hike

While the tanks and other scuba equipment got a ride on boats, for divers and climbers, it was a half an hour hike. The path was occasionally a bit narrow and slippery, and with 30m drop on one side, not exactly relaxing.

The Trail

The Trail

Final stretch

Final stretch

The height difference from Fuxian lake to the cave entrance is only 24m (about an 8-storey building), but with ropes and tanks to carry, it wasn't an easy climb.

Winding path

Winding path

Gallup and Victor hauling equipment. One tank at the time...

Twin set transportation

Twin set transportation

We had help for the heavy stuff...

Rest

Rest

Gallup takes a rest while Club 1722 members start setting up abseiling lines. A local mountain climbing and cave explorers' club assited us to get down to the water.

Climbing gear

Climbing gear

For this trip, we needed not just scuba equipment, but some climbing equipment as well.

Cave Entrance

Cave Entrance

It looks like a long way down...

Gearing up

Gearing up

Kwok gearing up for the descent.

Start of the descent

Start of the descent

On his way down...

On his way down...

Abseiling

Abseiling

Kwok making his way to the cave dive site.

Crash Course on Abseiling

Crash Course on Abseiling

Johnny's turn to get a crash course on abseiling. We did manage without any crashes, though.

Abseiling

Abseiling

Anssi descending with ropes.

Inside the cave

Inside the cave

Finally down.

They have seen the light...

They have seen the light...

Gallup, Steve and Anssi already down watching the abseiling action.

Inside the cave

Inside the cave

And still a bit of tank carrying was required...

Line moving tanks

Line moving tanks

The slope was much steeper in real life than what it looks like in photos.

Twin bottles transport

Twin bottles transport

Tanks are almost there.

The gang

The gang

The gang in a pre-dive photo-op.

Cave Diving in Yunnan, China

Cave Diving in Yunnan, China

Victor and Anssi entering the rock.

Cave Entrance Yunnan, China

Cave Entrance Yunnan, China

Underwater

Underwater

For some reason there are no good photos taken underwater in this cave.

Who's dirtiest?

Who's dirtiest?

Diving can be dirty business...

...really dirty.

Dirty

Dirty

Those clothes were a write-off.

The group

The group

After dive group photo. Dirty and tired, but back up in the rain.

Lake Fuxian

Lake Fuxian

Lake Fuxian at dusk.

Lake Fuxian

Lake Fuxian

There could be worse settings.

Narrow passage

Narrow passage

Is there a cave there?

Cave Entrance Under a Tree

Cave Entrance Under a Tree

Cave entrances are different. Johnny and Kwok entering a cave literally under tree roots.

Buddies

Buddies

Johnny and Kwok congratulate each other after a successful dive.

Cave Diving Expedition

Over the years, Pro-Diver have arranged several cave diving expeditions to various parts of China. The expedition to Yunnan was one of the first, and also one of the logistically more challenging ones.

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