The 1st Hinatuan Enchanted River Head Spring Exploration 2010

Article by Doc Amores.

CHRONICLES of a FILIPINO CAVE DIVER

 The 1st Hinatuan Enchanted River- Surigao del Sur Exploration was conducted on Feb. 19- 21, 2010.

CAVE DIVERS:

  • Dr. Alfonso “Doc” Amores – NACD (USA) # 3042
  • Bernil H. Gastardo – IANTD Technical Cave Diver #95508

SUPPORT DIVER:

  • Emmanuel “Emgee” Guillermo, PADI Advance/Deep Diver
Report by: Doc Amores

INTRODUCTION

Hinatuan’s Enchanted River is a favourite tourism destination in the island of Mindanao. People as far away as Davao, a 6-hour bus ride away, take day trip excursions just to enjoy this natural wonder – a spring with cool crystal clear water, flowing out to sea some 600 meters away. The head spring is surrounded by up to 40-meter cliffs of soft limestone and lush vegetation.

There have been up to 3 dive explorations of the area, all by non-cave divers. This expedition is an attempt to define the nature and topography of the depths of the Enchanted River head spring…

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