Kimberley


This photo is of the entrance to Kija Blue Sinkhole which has just been dived on 21st June. To understand scale,note Ken Smith ,centre bottom and Paul Hosie ,top right both circled with yellow.

The top end of Australia is the least populated, has the fiercest climate and also has vast areas of limestone – largely unexplored. The Kimberley is a frontier where the possibility of discovering a lot more diveable cave passage amongst the Devonian Reef limestones is high.

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Dive Locations in Kimberley

Tunnel Creek

Cave level snorkelling site! This site rates as a must do if travelling through the Kimberley region, even though it is not diveable past 3.5m. A creek flows along the bottom of this cave and has carved through a small limestone mountain range, coursing underground for 750m. Whilst I used a pony bottle to check … Continue reading Tunnel Creek

29/01/2015 05:49 hrs
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trimixguy

The Grotto

The Grotto is located at the head of a gorge within 2km of the highway on the road to Wyndham (there’s only one way in & out of Wyndham !). The signs, tourist maps and brochures all claim the Grotto is 100m deep but the decimal spot is in the wrong place. Legendary trimixdivers contributor … Continue reading The Grotto

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trimixguy

Pearer Cave

Deep in the heart of the Kimberley, on the side of a massive limestone outcrop lies the spectacular entrance to Pearer Cave. The massive cave outflow splits in two near the entrance and the heavily calcified discharge waters have stained everything in their path a chalky white, a common Kimberley limestone creek feature. After the … Continue reading Pearer Cave

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trimixguy

KNI 64 Cave

This cave was discovered by dry cavers in July 2002. A sandy floored, mostly crawling passage leads 100m to two large, humid chambers with a small canal and sump at the terminus. The sump was free dived by the author in August who then realised that dive gear would be needed. The cave structure and … Continue reading KNI 64 Cave

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trimixguy

KNI 52 Cave

(Description based on visit by John Cugley, Leonie Turra, Dave Woods, Paul Boler and Paul Hosie, 2002) This is the grottiest, nastiest little cave dive I have done. Pucker Phactor = High !! Fortunately, KNI 52 the dry cave happens to be one of the most beautiful and interesting caves in the Kimberleys. The cave … Continue reading KNI 52 Cave

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trimixguy

KNI 19 Cave

Currently the most awesome cave dive in the Kimberleys with 750m of diveable passage that gives no indication of ending. This is one of the most spectacular cave dives in the country as it has a 5m high, active crystal waterfall 160m into the dive. It is also one of the most technically challenging cave … Continue reading KNI 19 Cave

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trimixguy

Kija Blue Sinkhole

Western Australia?s, and one of Australia?s deepest sinkholes has been re-discovered by ASF cavers after four years of searching. That in itself is a separate story that is sure be told in the coming months, but this story is about the diving. The result of this re-discovery was the partial exploration and mapping of the … Continue reading Kija Blue Sinkhole

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trimixguy

Dreaming Spring

Dreaming Spring In their quest to find the lost deep blue sinkhole of the Osmond Ranges, local legends have begun systematically checking topo map features and holes spotted from the air and marked with GPS. A recent long weekend trip in May 2003 saw the Kununurra contingent of the WA Speleo Group tramping through the … Continue reading Dreaming Spring

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trimixguy

Cave Springs

Whilst not a diveable site, I thought I?d place a few words here to save other people the time of checking out this site which draws attention from its name, as well as it?s location in a limestone karst region near Kununurra, WA. Cave Springs is a tiny spring fed stream that trickles slowly from … Continue reading Cave Springs

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trimixguy

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