The Camooweal Caves National Park in western Far North Queensland is a remote and rugged limestone region that is part of the Barkly Tableland. The massive rains that fall every year during the monsoonal wet season scour the caves and makes safe access only possible during the dry season (May-October).
Henry Shannon is a retired Geologist who has very kindly put together a brief paper about the Camooweal area. It is very interesting and tells you why Camooweal has such enormous cave diving potential beyond what is already known.
An Introduction to Camooweal for Cave Divers.By Henry Shannon
The caves are profuse with troglobitic life forms and ASF Minimal Impact Caving Code (1995) must be followed to protect them. Nearly all of the caves require vertical rope techniques for access.
Paul Boler’s cave diving expedition in 1999 was the source for much of the material presently here at TrimixDivers. Additional information will be added as it is provided and following the next major trip to the area planned for 2001.
Trip Report March 2001
Top End 2002 Paul Hosie and Paul Boler.