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Caspar cave dive
« on: August 24, 2016, 10:07:22 PM »
Last Friday me and Jason were heading back from a dive when he found the entrance to this large cave in less than 10' of water. He grabbed a few scallops out of it but couldn't get to the back. I went out yesterday and on the way in from diving I found it and checked it out. Couldn't get to the back either. It bugged me all night so this morning I got up early and took my tank out to do some cave diving exploration. Didn't go back or branch off incredibly far, but was still pretty awesome that there was this big cave you could drive a car in right in 10' of water that i've swam right by dozens and dozens of times.

I swam to the back, turned around and cut my light. Life as a human ling cod haha. At the back of the cave the force of the waves hitting the entrance was intense. Like feeling the shockwave of a very close explosion. It was so intense it was almost impossible to inhale from my regulator during the pulses. It would just cut out mid inhale. Thought it was stuck or out of air the first attempt and exited. Took a minute to realize and get used to what it was.


There wasn't much life in there minus the few scallops and dozens of jingles. After I left the cave I went shell hunting and found a GPO. Of course I finally find one out and about and i'm on scuba (Only the second time i've brought a tank out). Harassed him for a while. When he swam away a ling came out after him. For a brief moment I thought I was going to capture an ling stalking and eating an octopus on film, but I think he saw me and got a bit nervous and didn't eat it.
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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 11:11:02 PM »
Very cool thanks for sharing cheers!

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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 11:24:36 PM »
Super cool video

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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2016, 07:17:51 AM »
So much fun playing with your food. 

I don't go in caves but always wonder if they hold the rare 12" abalone.  I was told about all the people that die in them trying to get big lobsters in so cal.  And all the caves up here Matt has already cleaned out. 


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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2016, 07:37:30 AM »
Very cool video and awesome cave and find !!!! this has to be one of the best and most entertaining vids that I have seen in awhile and love the theme music

And all the caves up here Matt has already cleaned out.

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No there are still tons of good caves I have not got to.
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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2016, 07:39:16 AM »
Sweet vid bro tanks!! Haha

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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2016, 08:12:05 AM »
Awesome. I didn't know they had so much ink, that little guy put out a gallon of the stuff!
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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2016, 08:39:30 AM »
So much fun playing with your food. 

I don't go in caves but always wonder if they hold the rare 12" abalone.  I was told about all the people that die in them trying to get big lobsters in so cal.  And all the caves up here Matt has already cleaned out.

Some people aren't afraid of cave diving, for those who are scared there is a new product on the market called "Cave Shield". It hasn't been scientifically proven to work, but what is certain is that it allows you to cave dive with the confidence that the cave won't attack.  ;)

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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2016, 09:30:28 AM »
thats pretty rad
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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2016, 10:52:50 AM »
Fantastic video, thanks for sharing! Really thought/hoped there would be something monstrous at the back of that cave

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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2016, 12:05:34 PM »
Thanks guys.  Cave shield sounds awesome.  Will it interfere with my shark shield or can I get an add on so I don't have to have one on each leg? 


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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2016, 12:53:39 PM »
DG, let's go diving

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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2016, 02:08:51 PM »
"Some people aren't afraid of cave diving, for those who are scared there is a new product on the market called "Cave Shield". It hasn't been scientifically proven to work, but what is certain is that it allows you to cave dive with the confidence that the cave won't attack.  ;)"


If you go in the mouth of the cave....hasn't it technically already attacked you?

(cool video, thanks!)

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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2016, 03:55:23 PM »
I made my own DIY Cave Shield using pvc and a hula hoop.
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Re: Caspar cave dive
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2016, 07:14:43 AM »
"Some people aren't afraid of cave diving, for those who are scared there is a new product on the market called "Cave Shield". It hasn't been scientifically proven to work, but what is certain is that it allows you to cave dive with the confidence that the cave won't attack.  ;)"


If you go in the mouth of the cave....hasn't it technically already attacked you?

(cool video, thanks!)

I had a bug fly down my throat once while I was riding a motorcycle.  I would say that bug was definitely the aggressor in that exchange so my experience tells me Randy Rhodes is the one attacking the cave.  But maybe that's the secret, they don't know how to act if you're the aggressor so you have to swim right at them.  Or pet them on the nose like Jack.  LOL

 

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