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Exploring the underworld of Palau

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Photo by Zoltan Takcas

 

Abess Center Director and Exploration Science faculty member Dr. Kenny Broad ventured into a submerged overhead environment (a cave) with Barrington Irving on the island nation of Palau. Ā  This involved a cave dive that gave Barrington a taste of this unique form of scuba diving and what it is like to descend into an underwater cave. Ā Barrington highlighted some of the risks involved with working in this type of overhead environment.

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