HINATUAN ENCHANTED RIVER CAVE EXPEDITION V

Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao Sur is one wonder of nature that have captivated my curiosity. Beautiful and mysterious – there is something beyond that blue waters.  The increasing “load” of the river due to influx of tourists and visitors have endangered its delicate state.  I hope that the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Hinatuan will seriously consider the recommendations from this report.  This gift of nature will surely become “a victim of its own success” if no concrete sustainability plan is in place. Kudos to Filipino Cave Divers!

Filipino Cave Divers

The following is my official report to the Municipality of Hinatuan on Enchanted River Underwater Cave Expedition V (August 18-19, 2013):

HINATUAN ENCHANTED RIVER UNDERWATER CAVE EXPEDITION V

AUGUST 18-19

A Report by Alfonso Y. Amores, MD

Members:

  1. Doc Amores
  2. Jaime Lapac
  3. Larry Williams
  4. Rio Lapac

 Introduction

 In June of 2012, Expedition III was stopped dead on its track by a then unexplained blockage of the cave entrance by a pile of limestone. It now appears that this was caused by a cave-in based on further interview of the Enchanted River maintenance crew. Furthermore, review of our video footage of Expedition IV (June 20-21, 2013) reveals irregularities and cavitation of the cave ceiling right in the vicinity of the cave entrance and the forward half of Mayor’s Chamber. This expedition is intended to explore this particular area and document the possible cave in site.  Additionally, a brainstorming with Mayor…

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