First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

British diving experts collected a large number of impressive images and videos of Son Doong cave during a research trip to seek for a passage connecting Son Doong Cave and Thung Cave in early April.

First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

Pre-dive safety check for scuba diving

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper presents to readers pictures of the trip that are not ever made available to the public.

Most of them will be used to make a documentary film which will be broadcast on U.S. TV Natgeo channel produced by National Geographic.

A team of five divers, including three members of the rescue team who joined a search for local youth football team the Wild Boar trapped in Thailand's Tham Luang Cave last year, led by Martin Holroyd, a cave expert of the British Royal Caving Research Association, kicked off the research diving trip to look for a 600m river passage connecting Son Doong Cave and Thung Cave.

 

Experts believed when reaching a depth of 25m, the underground river section inside Son Doong Cave runs in connection with the underground river inside Thung Cave.

Divers went past a deep stop of 77 meters but they were unable to find the passage to Thung Cave and it went deeper underground.

Howerver,the team found a new tunnel system at a depth of 60 meters below present sea level. The exploration has clearly proved that Son Doong Cave is bigger than its current title of the world’s largest cave, making it more mysterious.

First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

Divers measure the depth of the underground river section inside Son Doong Cave with ropes.
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

The pre-dive safety check
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

Checking air pressure in the pipes
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

Installing underwater LED dive lights
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

A diver
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

Cave is an especially dangerous for diving due to its narrow passages and instability.
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

Ropes are used to measure the depth of the underground river section inside Son Doong Cave.
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

A white fish in the dark cave.
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

Typing ropes together for further dive
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

Water pressure increases with depth
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

Diving experts went past a deep stop of 77 meters but they were unable to find the passage to Thung Cave and it went deeper underground.
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

A diver rises to the surface.
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

Members of the team on a boat are waiting for divers.
First ever public photos of a research trip to Son Doong Cave

Divers come to the surface.

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