New Caves Discovered in Pangasinan

On July 3 PADI TecRec Cave Instructor Tom Morato & Cave Diver Karl Hurwood discovered 3 new dissolution caves in Pangasinan, approximately 4 hours north of Manila. The area of Pangasinan was the last place of occupation from the Japanese and it is believed that the Japanese hid gold and valuable artifacts inside the caves.  Based …

The Cave Environment and Conservation – part 2

By Vikki Batten - PADI International Ltd Technical Consultant Following on from our overview of the cave environment and why it is so appealing to cave enthusiasts this instalment will look at threats to this environment, and how divers can help to protect it for the future. Caves are made of rock so how much …

The Cave Environment and Conservation – part 1

By Vikki Batten - PADI International Ltd Technical Consultant and avid cave diver. With the advent of the first PADI TecRec Distinctive Cave Diver Course there has never been a better time to start cave diving. It’s also a good time to take a look at the cave environment and why it is so appealing to …