Presentation on theme: "Caving Adventure Travel Mark Dia Philippine Cave Guide Association Gaia Exploration Club Philippine Speleological Society."— Presentation transcript:
Caving Adventure Travel Mark Dia Philippine Cave Guide Association Gaia Exploration Club Philippine Speleological Society
Why Caving The great mountains have been climbed, the vast deserts crossed, long rivers run. Every corner of the planet has been mapped and analyzed, studied by satellite. As the global community shrinks, any explorer who would be the first to set foot on unknown land is left with three choices: fly into space, descend to the ocean floor, or go caving.
What Caving Offers Has elements of various sports Has different levels of difficulty –Horizontal, Vertical
Philippine Caving Potential Karst areas in the Philippines based on Balázs 1973
Caving Areas and Infrastructure Guides –Philippine Cave Guides Association –Local cave guides Rescue Network Many areas are unexplored Source: Varstvo Krasa Na Filipinih by D. F. Restificar, M. J. Day and P. B. Urich
Points of Contact Philippine Speleological Society –Luzon Gaia Exploration Club (GEC) Sang-at Salog Outdoor Club (SSOC) –Visayas Speleo Cebu Western Visayas Caving Association (WVCA) Bohol Explorers (BoEx) –Mindanao Conservation Recreation Exercises (CORE) Davao Speleological Society (DSPECS) Sarangani Bay Outdoor Club (SBOC) Speleo Mindanao