The 2nd Casili Spring Exploration 2011

Posted: August 30, 2011 in Cebu Explorations
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The 2nd Casili Spring Exploration was conducted on August 30, 2011.

Bernil and Doc

This is presently the most challenging cave system the MAD cavers have discovered!

No mount is required on entry and exit– you push down your tanks to get in, you push them up to get out.

Casili Spring Profile View

The MAD Gate is an old tire “cemented” between the ceiling and the bottom creating a frame where we had to remove our tanks to get through, depth is 12 meters.

The MAD Gate-- filtering the unworthy.

We crawled our way through “Snake Crawl”, a loose gravel tunnel that went down to 22 meters.The ceiling-bottom clearance has a head room of about 1.5 feet. In this claustrophobic space, the challenge was made even better by sharp rocks sticking out from the ceiling, occasionally snagging our wetsuits as we crawled deeper into the spring.

The end of the the “Snake Crawl” is a silty area where visibility will turn to zero in seconds as soon as you get there! We reattached our 2 tanks in silty zero visibility, then we moved into the huge” Mantaga Sanctum Canyon” where the bottom is pitch black and the depth still yet unknown…

Our non-diving companions on this trip are siblings Joseil and Giovanni Enecio, both mountain-hiking enthusiasts who were very appreciative of the natural camping ground the area offered.

Giovanni, Joseil and Doc

Perfect site for a relaxing surface interval.

Click here for the 3rd Casili Spring Exploration report.

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  1. uno tats says:

    now i know how the cave of the spring looks like

  2. mamaw says:

    its awesome… and i hope we know when is the 3rd, so that we can come and see when you dive back in the casili cave, i am living in arpili balamban cebu which is casili spring cave where belong, and also casili spring is our best hang out for swimming very cold water and quite place.

  3. Club Vera says:

    I’ve clicked ‘like’ but honestly not my idea of a ‘fun’ dive. Hats off to the MAD cavers.

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