Dan Yr Ogof, Swansea Valley, South Wales, The Dive Trip
Two weeks before I had lost my car key and a couple of full SRT kits at the bottom of 18m deep Lake 8. In order to attempt to retrieve the missing equipment I managed to acquire the services of a caver diver and a support team of four.
We had to carry all of the diving equipment (two 11kg cylinders, dry suit, fins, regulators, valves, dive computer, mask, lead weights, dive lights and flippers) into the cave - through the lakes, through the long crawl, down a ladder and to the dive sight.
The dive was successful and most of the tackle seems none the worse for its two weeks in cold storage. However the flap jack was a little worse for wear. It had been converted into porridge.
Wal ferries a diving cylinder through the Long Crawl.