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Cave Diving Down Under is an online resource for Australian cave divers.

A comprehensive listing of cave diving sites across the country is augmented by a great collection of underwater videos and still images of Australia's caves and sinkholes.

Read of some of the history of the sport in the last 60 years or visit the online shop to purchase cave diving books and DVDs. For those divers considering moving to the dark side recognised course options are outlined on the training page.

Join the Mastodon feed to keep up to date with cave diving developments from around the globe.

Nullarbor Dreaming
Friday, 22 September 2023 16:23

The original documentary of the 1988 Pannikin Plains Expedition, Nullarbor Dreaming, is now available on YouTube:

A team of international cave divers set out on an amazing adventure to explore the mysterious subterranean waters of Pannikin Plains Cave on the Nullarbor Plain in Western Australia. Their epic underwater exploration nearly ends in tragedy when a rare cyclonic storm hit the area and a deluge of rain results in a flash flood that funnels water into the cave causing the entrance to collapse blocking the main route out of the cave. Fifteen team members are trapped below ground. This documentary is a graphic account of the expedition and their escape.

1988 Pannikin Plains Expedition
Friday, 30 June 2023 20:08

In the excerpt below from an Australian Geographic podcast, Ron Allum gives some insights into the 1988 Pannikin Plains Cave expedition where a massive storm with torrential rain and flooding caused tons of boulders and dirt to collapse in the cave entrance trapping the crew of divers underground:

Information on Pannikin Plains Cave

Video of Pannikin Plains Cave

Mastodon News Feed

Cave Diving Down Under
Monday, 13 May 2024 09:23

Kilsby Sinkhole, south of Mount Gambier on South Australia's Limestone Coast, transforms into a commercial venture available for open-water diving and freediving in addition to cave diving.

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Monday, 06 May 2024 13:24

Cave Diving Down Under
Wednesday, 01 May 2024 11:37

Cave diving for fossils in the lower south east of South Australia...


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Thursday, 14 March 2024 18:25

French cave-diver Frédéric Swierczynski has claimed a new world depth record of 308m, following his seven-hour descent into the Font Estramar spring in France’s eastern Pyrenees.

Cave Diving Down Under
Friday, 17 November 2023 10:06

"The Cimmerian caverns dotting South Australia's Limestone Coast may hold the key to unlocking one of palaeontology's most enduring secrets.

Cave divers have long guarded the extensive subterranean systems surrounding Mount Gambier as one of the country's prime resources for the harrowing hobby."

Cave Diving Down Under
Saturday, 11 November 2023 10:18

"Mt Gambier in regional South Australia is well known for its incredible sinkholes, but below the fish and yabbies sits ancient creatures waiting to be discovered.

At the Cave Diving Association of Australia’s (CDAA’s) 50th Anniversary meeting, researchers and other members are diving deep into these sink holes to discover fossils of extinct marsupial megafauna.

The dives at the Englebrechts, Gouldens and Tank caves are part of a collaboration between the CDAA, Griffith, the University of Queensland, University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum."


An unique exploration into the inner jungles of the Yucatan.

For over a decade, cave explorer Curt Bowen and his team have been pushing deeper and deeper into the inner jungles of the Yucatan in search of unexplored cenotes... the windows that reveal the ancient Maya.


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