Cave Diving Movie - SANCTUM

I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the new cave diving movie SANCTUM.  The movie "follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth.  When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea.  With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out.  Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?"  The trailer looks great and I am hoping the movie will be even better. 

I am lucky enough to have some FREE passes to SANCTUM.  So I am going to take a Moosejaw approach and build in some trivia to see who gets some passes.  Here is the question...What recently deceased Florida cave diver was actually involved in the original expedition for which this movie is based?  Click here to send me your answer. I will announce them on 1.27.2011 on my Twitter page.

SANCTUM opens IN THEATERS FEBRUARY 4! Until then, check out the trailer here.

Cave Divers Carrying the Explorers Club Flag

I found out yesterday that the application for us to carry The Explorers Club Flag on our 2011 Yucatan Cave Expedition was approved!  On our expedition team, we have two Explorers Club Members: Josh Bernstein and Robert Atwater. 

We are looking forward to having the flag with us on expedition as it is indeed a unique honor.  The Explorers Club flag has been carried on hundreds of expeditions.  The tradition started in 1918 and represents a history of courage and accomplishment.  The requirements for carrying the flag is that any member of The Explorers Club can be approved to carry the flag but is required to file and official Flag Report upon return.  This is done to support the part of the The Explorers Club's mission: To engage in scientific exploration and share the results.

This year's Yucatan Cave Expedition will focus on recovering artifacts discovered during the 2010 expedition, creating more detailed imagery of several massive systems we found last year and work with the Secretary of Ecology to explore and document new cave systems (of course).  Stay tuned for reports from the field!  I will do my best to get location Internet coverage and post a few times while we are on expedition. You can also follow me on Twitter to for more frequent updates.

Cave Atlas Blog Comments

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope 2011 is filled with great dives and great cave exploration.  Just a simple houskeeping note, I have fixed the blog comments.  When I rebuilt the site, I included a small error where blog commenting wasn't working.  I would love to read everyone's comments!