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Giant Cave Entrance
A GoPro view of the entrance into Giant Cave, Caye Caulker.
Initial frames show me making sure GoPro is running, and some of the equipment I am carrying.
Next frames show Caye Caulker in relation to the cave entrance, very close to shore.
Then I start into the hole following Marty in. You can see the entrance is vertical from the bubbles coming up at me as I make my way through the crack. The thin line you see is the only thing that keeps us from getting lost. Remember I am wearing double 80's on my back and another 80cf stage tank on my side.
Marty is at the bottom of the shaft and is beginning to enter the horizontal constriction at the bottom.
At 2:27, I get stuck and have to back out, running into another diver behind me. I have to back her up so I can get through. it is very constricted at the entrance and is at about 60-foot of depth. You can also see how easy the visibility goes to 0.
In the horizontal shaft you have to crawl on your belly to get through, pulling with your hands.
by Tony Rath