Conservation

Conservation of our Planet and its resources is a necessary step to protect its future and the survival of the human race. It is our duty to care for the environment and to create a more balanced relationship between men and nature.

Ben’s Cave

Ben’s Cave survey. Started in 2009 between Cristina Zenato and Arek Pers, later Cristina completed the full survey in 2011 and submitted a proposal for the expansion of the current boundaries of the Lucayan National Park on Grand Bahama Island, to include the full extension of the cave and the land forest and mangrove area.

It has been added to the 2020 proposal.

Additionally, Cristina explored and connected a land-based cave with an ocean blue hole, hailed as the first in history, and used the discovery and data collected from this system to support the request to protect the 2020 project.

Zodiac System

Sweeting’s Cay Zodiac System. Comprising of seven different caves, first explored by British cave divers, Cristina started to travel to and from the cay to expand the exploration of the systems and survey them. In 2016 she also completed the connection between two systems before attempted but never completed and added several thousands of cave line to the existing passageways. The entire area is a natural habitat for sharks, rays, corals, marine creatures and additional land and mangroves flora and fauna.

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Cristina Zenato connects two caves in Sweeting’s Key, completing the work that Rob Palmer left unfinished 30 years before.

People of the water diving team Cristina Zenato and Kewin Lorenzen are on a mission to locate and map as many caves and blue holes on Grand Bahama and other Bahamian islands to create a viable source of information for landowners and governmental entities.

The Anaconda Swamp

This is currently a completed project from an exploration and mapping point of view. Additional trips are in the plans to collect additional images and possible collection for identification of unique cave fauna. This hole is located in an undisclosed part of the island for safety reasons. The surface area is salty and the water is brown due to a high level of tannic acid. At about 25ft/9m there is a thick layer of hydrogen sulfide. which causes darkness immediately below and a drastic change in temperature. While small levels of hydrogen sulfide are tollerable by the human body, divers venturing into this hole need to be aware of the requirements of their ascent stops to avoid stopping in the middle of it and suffer physical consequences. The team found a total of 512ft of cave at a maximum depth of 190ft/58m. Part of the ceiling is composed of mangrove built terrain mixed with the limestone. During this exploration, the team found fossils of now-extinct crocodiles at various depths. The Museum of Antiquities has already been informed of their presence and location. For more details and information contact the team.

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