Here’s a short summary and a few photographs from the MCEP project conducted in December 2013
Skull in Underwater Cave May Be Earliest Trace of First Americans.
Alex Alvarez, Franco Attolini, and Alberto (Beto) Nava are members of PET (Projecto Espeleológico de Tulum). The team’s relatively recent explorations of a large pit named Hoyo Negro (Black Hole, in Spanish), resulted in their breathtaking and once-in-a-lifetime discovery of the remains of an Ice Age mastodon and a human skull.
Teaser “Underground 2013”
Small teaser for the new Underground 2013 movie to be premiered January 17th on the Cave & Wreck Night event 2014 in the Netherlands.
Underground 2013 is a global journey visiting a diversity of breathtaking underwater cave systems in Mexico, France, Croatia, and Florida.
JP Bresser is a fulltime GUE (Global Underwater Explorers) Cave & Tech Instructor with a passion for exploration and documentation.
DEEP REEFS PROJECT
Dedicated GUE divers and marine researchers have been working on the “Deep Reefs” project - a Project Baseline project - in Portugal for the past few years. In November of 2013 the following short video made up part of a “Deep Reefs” presentation at the Global Diving Conference.
Beginning of October 2013 a group of 20 GUE cave divers and supporters met up at Nuttlar, Sauerland, Germany for four days to explore new passage way in a flooded mine located in Germany. Jarrod Joblanski and his WKPP-teammate Chris Werner did exploration dives into the yet unexplored second level whilst installing a guideline system as well as undertake an initial survey of the tunnels. In the meantime the other team members focused on mapping the known part of the mine, taking pictures and video, adjusting the line-setup and providing surface support. In between, the project members got the opportunity for a guided tour through the dry sections, which was impressive and helped a lot to understand what they discovered underwater.
Follow the link to read the full story and view some photo’s of the project on the GUE website.
A few of us went to Stradbroke Island to help Clean Oceans Australia clean up Amity Point. Afterward we went for a dive at Manta Bommie.