The Filipino Cave Divers (FCD) expresses its appreciation and acknowledgement for the efforts of the Philippine Commission on Sports SCUBA Diving (PCSSD) for its initiatives and its support for the advancement of divers' safety and in the exploration and sustainability of important ecosystems with high tourism potentials. The FCD is proud to have participated and … Continue reading Thank you, PCSSD!
"A jewel in our midst" - FCD Bernil on Pawod. Pawod, by the fact that it was left undisturbed until its discovery by Doc Amores in 2002, is a repository of timeline changes in the history of Mactan Island..changes accumulated over thousands and maybe millions of years. There are many observations that need scientific cataloguing. … Continue reading PAWOD – A JEWEL IN OUR MIDST
Most caves are formed in limestone rock. Calcite (calcium carbonate) is the main mineral of limestone.1. Throughout time, rainwater seeps into the cracks and pores of the ground. This rainwater which absorbs carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, (and takes more carbon dioxide as it drains through soil and decaying vegetation), becomes a weak carbonic acid … Continue reading How are underwater caves formed?
What is cave diving? It is scuba diving inside a cave. Simple isn’t it? Not quite. It is a complicated game of the human spirit wanting to perfect skills in the most challenging environment. This is not to scare everyone but cave diving is listed as the most dangerous sport in the world. Although there … Continue reading What is cave diving?
A base for cave diving exploration in Southern Philippines is Punta Bilar Dive Center, Surigao City. PBDC has technical and cave dive equipment and several well-built survey and exploration boats. It has supported the expeditions in Hinatuan Enchanted River, Lake Bababu and other notable underwater discoveries.