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Exploration of Sweeden’s Longest Under Water Cave System

Happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. readers.  I would like to give thanks for the 75’F weather, warm water and miles of beautiful cave we have here in Mexico.  And over course, all of the other wonderful blessings I have in my life, like my family, friends, dog and the good health of all.

This morning I was checking the relevant sources and I came upon a link to a video about the exploration of the longest under water cave system in Sweden.  That unto itself would not be that exciting, however, to execute the exploration they needed snow machines, augers and snow shovels.  Yes, that is right! They ran the expedition in the middle of the Swedish winter.

From their summary, they ran the expedition in the middle of winter because they were exploring a river that siphons under ground and springs a couple of miles later and the winter has the least flow. The cave actually traverses the border between Norway and Sweden.  Whatever their reason, they deserve a huge round of applause because being wet and being cold are very difficult to master, my hat is off to them. The diving looked challenging from the video. Tight sidemount through hard rock and under the ice.

The video is in Swedish but I think it is worth a watch.  So, I give thanks for the easy diving and warm water here on the Yucatan. I have made a couple of ice dives and though beautiful, I am not inclined to make it my primary mode of diving. Keep the videos coming Markus.

The original video can be found here: Expedition Bjurälven from Markus Nord.

3 comments

1 Patrick { 11.27.08 at 11:55 am }

AWESOME!!!!!! Want to go there….

2 Hans { 11.27.08 at 5:50 pm }

I have mixed feeling about it. It looks unbelievably cold! However, I bet it would be an awesome expedition to be a part of, so many different skills needed.

3 Frank Vasseur { 12.01.08 at 2:27 pm }

Hi, nice exploration. If you agree, we can publish an article about that exploration inside our international magazine : “PlongeeSoutMag”.

Cheers,

Frank.