Dive Locations in Kavieng

Lakarol Cave

Surface Features: Dry cave on side of hill Flow: None Water Temp ? Surface: 24° – At depth: 24° Visibility – Surface: 1m – At depth: 0.10m Known depth: 6.1m Known penetration: None Bacteria cloud present? No Crustaceans? None Thermocline? NK Salinity layering? NK Decorations None Likely cave development Rainfall seapage General comments: Dirty, shitty … Continue reading Lakarol Cave

24/04/2017 20:26 hrs
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trimixguy

Lakurauma Cave

Surface Features: Rift Flow: None detectable Water Temp ? Surface: 24° – At depth: 27° Visibility – Surface: 2m – At depth: 4m Known depth: 21.5m Known penetration: Only vertical passage found Bacteria cloud present? No Crustaceans? Two types of shrimp, one brown and one pink (carnivorous!) Thermocline? Yes Depth 14m Details Halo- and thermocline … Continue reading Lakurauma Cave

24/04/2017 20:25 hrs
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trimixguy

Liga Onui Cave

Decorations Prolific throughout. Varying colourations from pure white to iron-red. Likely cave development Very porous limestone suggests rainfall seepage through soft rock has opened weaknesses. General comments: A cross section in cave appearance between Pines (Mt Gambier, South Australia) and Limekiln (Wellington, New South Wales). Ample evidence of seismic activity and considerable rockfall and stalagmite … Continue reading Liga Onui Cave

24/04/2017 20:24 hrs
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trimixguy

Lugagoon Cave

Surface Features: River Bend Flow: High after rainfall, mild flow at bottom restriction during Jul dives. Water Temp ? Surface: 24° – At depth: 24° Visibility – Surface: 4m – At depth: 7m Known depth: 45m Known penetration: 50m+. Very good potential to continue into mountain. Small but negotiable passage with backmounted twins, would be … Continue reading Lugagoon Cave

24/04/2017 20:23 hrs
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trimixguy

Pakwala Cave

Surface Features: River resurgence that forms reasonably large stream Flow: Very strong at restriction at 42m, able to be negotiated by pulling hand over hand, although this does dislodge pebbles and silt that clear quickly but stirs up stream. Water Temp ? Surface: 24° – At depth: 24° Visibility – Surface: 20m+ – At depth: … Continue reading Pakwala Cave

24/04/2017 20:23 hrs
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trimixguy

Panangale Cave

Surface Features: Open karst feature Flow: None detectable Water Temp ? Surface: 25° – At depth: 25° Visibility – Surface: 10m – At depth: 10m Known depth: 5.8m Known penetration: 40m Bacteria cloud present? No Crustaceans? ?hardy head? fish Thermocline? No Salinity layering? No Details Virtually fresh despite only 50m to sea. Locals considering using … Continue reading Panangale Cave

24/04/2017 20:22 hrs
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trimixguy

Panapai Cave

Surface Features: Weathered limestone Flow: None noticed Water Temp ? Surface: 25° – At depth: 27° Visibility – Surface: 8m – At depth: 8m Known depth: 16.1m Known penetration: 10m Bacteria cloud present? None noticeable Crustaceans? One 3? ocean crab, one juvenile ?barramundi? appearance fish Thermocline? Yes Depth 14m Details White layering visible Decorations Extensive, … Continue reading Panapai Cave

24/04/2017 20:13 hrs
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trimixguy

Putararum Cave

Surface Features: Creek resurgence. Flow: Estimated 6kn current after long period of no rain, at 14m restriction Water Temp ? Surface: 24° – At depth: 24° Visibility – Surface: 3m – At depth: 2-3m Known depth: 16m Known penetration: 5m+ Bacteria cloud present? No Crustaceans? Shrimp and fish: Spat, eel, tarpon Thermocline? None noticed, too … Continue reading Putararum Cave

24/04/2017 20:11 hrs
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trimixguy

Panaxamaxf Cave

Surface Features: Rift passage Flow: None evident Water Temp ? Surface: 25° – At depth: 25° Visibility – Surface: 7m – At depth: 7m Known depth: 40.7m Known penetration: Vertical fissure, no horizontal passage located Bacteria cloud present? No Crustaceans? Shrimp, two types (both photographed) Thermocline? No Salinity layering? Yes Depth 18m Details Decorations Basic … Continue reading Panaxamaxf Cave

15/02/2015 18:29 hrs
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Robert

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