CHAMPION SPRING RESURGENCE-DIVE
|Champion Spring Resurgence, Alabama|
After Orcestwell Spring, we made it over to Champion Spring which was quite the drive but worth the drive as we got to a beautiful resurgence and a surprisingly beautiful dive site.
|Champion Spring, Resurgence|
We walk to the entrance and it is a breakdown pile with another breakdown pile in the cave that water resurges from. The entry point into the cave was a bit low but it was very manageable once I was able to squeeze through and start the dive.
|Entrance to Champion Spring, Alabama|
Josh Helped me bring the diving gear up to the waterline and I got into the water and proceeded to lay line in going underwater passage. he viz was around 15ft or more which was fantastic for Alabama! I could see the walls as they were flutted and chert mods stuck out of the wall. There were some blind crawfish that I would pass from time to time as I went deeper into the cave.
|Champion Spring, Alabama|
I found another line has already been layed so I tied off to that and proceeded to follow that until it ended which I tied off another reel and continued my push for around 500-600ft and turned for gas management procedures. The passage kept going with no end in site and I wonder if anyone has ever pushed this passage beyond where I found the line to stop. I would love to return to this cave with larger tanks to continue the pursuit and see where all of this water is coming from.
|Adam Haydock after a Dive in Champion Spring, Alabama|