Burnabbie Cave was one of the first dived caves on the Roe Plains, and for a time it was the most extensive. I will be focusing on the history of its exploration, an updated map, and why it has potential for so much more. This talk will answer why is it rarely dived but why this shouldn't be so.
Ryan Kaczkowski is recognised as one of Australia’s most active cave diving explorers.
He has been involved in cave diving exploration for over 10 years in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Much of his exploration work has been focused on extending, surveying and mapping Australia’s largest underwater cave system – Olwolgin, on the Roe plains, WA.
He has extended experience exploring Nullarbor caves such as Cocklebidy Cave and Pannikin Plains Cave where he discovered the second dry chamber, Chapel Hill and the subsequent third sump.
Ryan has based himself in Mt Gambier, South Australia, which is regarded as the cave diving capital of Australia due to the extensive karst geology of the region and the corresponding number of caves. He spends his spare time exploring and extending his local caves and has recently connected two known cave systems in Mount Gambier, creating a 1km long traverse.
Ryan is a qualified Advanced Cave Trimix Rebreather diver, and he has immense drive and passion for going underwater where others have not.