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Offline ogof addict

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caving in belize?
« on: March 14, 2018, 06:54:05 pm »
Has anybody been?

Any recommendations? and what is the permit/permissions system out there actually like?

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Offline nickwilliams

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Re: caving in belize?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 07:05:56 pm »
https://caves.org/pub/journal/PDF/V58/V58N2-Williams-Introduction.pdf

I went in 2016, having also been in 1987, 1988 and 1991. PM me if you want further details.
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Re: caving in belize?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 07:39:30 pm »
A number of expeditions to the south of Belize were undertaken by the SWCC.
A very useful website was compiled, but now offline. You can browse a capture of the website on the WayBackMachine.
https://web.archive.org/web/20161003025804/http://swccbelizecaving.co.uk/

Worth 49 seconds of your time :-
www.ogof.org.uk/ South Wales Cave Mapping

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Re: caving in belize?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 06:05:07 am »
Good timing I’m in the process of putting the website back on line and putting the survey data into the cave registry

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Re: caving in belize?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 11:50:05 am »
Unfortunately not under swccbelizecaving anymore but back online here: http://www.tresvisocaves.info/belizeweb/index.html

I'll add some of the latest reports to it.

There are a few broken links / emails, I'll fix these shortly




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Re: caving in belize?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2020, 05:11:12 pm »
See if anyone can put you in touch with ex army
Major Jonathan simms I believe he was posted there for some length of time in years gone by.

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Re: caving in belize?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2020, 07:38:42 am »
We visited part of the Chiquibul Cave in 2016.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiquibul_Cave_System  A grand adventure it was being in a remote part of the NP and near the Guatemala border.  There was considerable bureaucracy involved and we were accompanied by a group of armed rangers to protect us.  I expect any trip to this part of Belize would be difficult to arrange.  Take Nick Williams up on his offer for more info.

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Re: caving in belize?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2020, 02:46:49 pm »
Here we are in Actun Kabal, 2015. Yes, this is underground, there's an entrance visible in the distance.

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Re: caving in belize?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2020, 04:31:59 pm »
I'd go to Phil's website, has the latest info on useful contacts. Ive been out nearly every year since 2002 training the guides, and getting info about the caves, we operated in Southern Belize, Toledo District, if you want the link to the report send me your email. I have many friends out there and PG has changed an awful lot.

 

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