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Author Rhiwbach Dive Report update
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Rhiwbach Dive Report update
Posted: 09/09/2017 17:18:33
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Update 12.7.17

Dive Team: John Carter, Paul Marvin
Support: Sue Marvin

60m of line laid in passage heading towards (according to abandonment plan) intersecting incline passage. A large debris pile appeared which partially blocks the passageway (passable on the right hand side), which heralded the find of the intersecting incline passage high on our right. Divers cautiously advanced but soon retreated due to fine rolling silt and loose slate raining down turning the visibility to zero. Tied off and left reel to be carried on another dive.

This left the divers with plenty of gas (air) to do further exploration of the main dive base 1 pool, to see if the sunken bridge as filmed by Aditnow members on YouTube could be found, after a lot of searching at various depths in the area explained to us by the aditnow members the divers believe that this now must have collapsed and is sitting at the bottom.

They did however make a good discovery in finding a old wire rope ladder that leads down to another adit tunnel which leads into the chamber where the hut is and what is now a short cut for us on further exploration making now a lot more of sense of this area, there was also a vent hole found which now explains the huge eruption of air that surface support experienced when divers were down.

Please note any divers diving in here, we have left equipment under the water and that it is not lost and should not be removed it is to save time on our next visit.

Ongoing survey map can be viewed on CAL website

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IP: 2.103.87.218 Edited: 09/09/2017 17:26:39 by Paul Marvin
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