The double edged sword that is Cave Diving – Jim Warny

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Jim Warny is back again at the Dive Show with a new talk on cave diving. The last time his room was overflowing so plan to get a seat early! For this talk Jim will take you trough the highs and low’s of Cave exploration.

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Jim Warny is originally from Belgium. Before moving to Ireland in his earlier 20 he was already an accomplished diver and Cave diver. Once he settled in in the west of Ireland he grew in to a passionate explorer of all things underground above and below the surface of the dark flooded tunnels of Ireland. Having been at the forefront of Cave diving he has had the privilege to work alongside many inspirational individuals and navigated remote places that very few have seen.

He started diving in 1997 and soon got attracted by the technical side of the sport. He modified and built custom diving equipment to enable him to progress deeper into caves. He has participated in multiple expeditions in France, Italy and recently in the Huautla cave system in Mexico.

But when Jim moved to Ireland in 2004 he truly found his calling in the dark caves and resurgences in the Galway/Clare region. Following in the footsteps of previous explorers, Jim extended explorations in various sites, amounting to many kilometres of new caves, one of these being the longest sump in Ireland, amounting in a 2.9km.

Jim continues to be very active in the Irish caving and the cave diving scene. In June of 2018, he was part of the team of British cave divers who played a leading role in the 2018 Tham Luang Thailand cave rescue.

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