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Cave	
  Expedition	
  Trips	
  
Big	
  Blue	
  Technical	
  Diving,	
  Thailand	
  
	
  
National	
  Expedition	
  -­	
  3	
  Days	
  –	
  4	
  nights	
  
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	
   United	
   Kingdom’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	
  perfect	
  place	
  to	
  "un	
  plug"	
  for	
  a	
  
while.	
  Portable	
  compressor	
  and	
  blending	
  facilities	
  are	
  taken	
  along	
  to	
  provide	
  the	
  
remote	
  logistics.	
  

	
  
Advanced	
  Expedition	
  -­	
  5	
  Days	
  –	
  6	
  Nights	
  
This	
  expedition	
  includes	
  the	
  National	
  Expedition	
  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.	
   Accommodation	
   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	
  –	
  8	
  Nights	
  
This	
   Expedition	
   includes	
   the	
   National	
   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	
  United	
  Kingdom.	
  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	
  
scenery.	
  

	
  

What’s	
  included?:	
  

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	
   litre	
   and	
  
oxygen	
  is	
  included	
  in	
  the	
  costs.	
  

CCR	
  rental	
  and	
  support	
  is	
  available	
  if	
  certified.	
  

				
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