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2013 Cave Summit offers an extraordinary list from some of the world's leading cave explorers.

Join our host, Light Monkey and the ADM Exploration Foundation (along with several other sponsors), for a day of “down and dirty, nuts and bolts” cave exploration presentations.

Each speaker will lead a visually thrilling discourse-not only on cave exploration itself; but also including the tools used to complete these tasks (rebreathers, decompression obligations, logistics, complications and safety preparations, for example).

Light Monkey will provide a “finger-licking, southern style” lunch, FREE to all registered attendants.

Saturday Night: Howl at the Moon with live band "Lunar Urge" and stuff your belly with Light Monkey New England Clam Bake Extravaganza. (Advanced payment and registration required for Saturday night party and dinner.)

The Cave Summit 2013 is an event devised BY serious cave explorers FOR cave divers. With this list of several of the world’s renowned cave explorers presenting, divers uninterested in learning need not register.

Scheduled Speakers attending the 2013 Cave Summit
Andrew Pitkin - Master of Ceremonies

Dr. Andrew Pitkin, with his enthralling European accent and British humor, will entertain your ears as our Master of Ceremonies.

Randy Thornton - CCR Cave Diving Protocols & Procedures
CCR Cave Diving Protocols & Procedures, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Brett Hemphill - Phantom Springs Expedition (Deepest natural underwater cave in the USA)

Deep in the heart of the Texas desert lays an anomaly, a lost entrance to a beautiful subterranean blue water cave hidden beneath the dry cactus landscape.   Brett Hemphill will present how the team set the new depth record on the 2013 Phantom Cave expedition including logistical concerns and decompression obligations.

Don’t miss the amazing HD footage by Becky Kagan Schott as these dedicated explorers push this system into the abyss.

Edd Sorenson - Mystery Title

Edd is GREAT!!!!

What is he going to speak on?

Evan Kovacs - 3D Cave Mapper Project
Film Producer Evan Kovacs will speak on the 3D cave mapper Project
Mike Young - Worlds longest underground river - Puerto Rico

In 2011, Mike and the deep caving teem mapped an underground river system in Puerto Rico that totaled over 23 kilometers in length making it the world's longest underground river.

Paul Heinerth - Giant Cave Revisited

Veteran cave explorer Paul Heinerth will speak on the 2013 Belize Giant Cave expedition. Originally discovered by Paul in 1979, a return expedition discovers and documents even more!

You do not want to miss this!!!

Steve Lewis - Its a secret and you will have to show up....

Steve will speak on a mystery wreck project!

Curt Bowen - Event Coodinator, Bouncer, and Dish Washer

If you wish to become involved with the 2013 Cave Summit, please feel free to contact me at

How to become an exhibitor
Saturday Night: Light Monkey's New England Clam Bake Extravaganza and HOWL at the Moon with LIVE BAND - LUNAR URGE!!!

Join Light Monkey’s master food connoisseur as he whips up a New England Clam Bake like Northern Florida has never seen. A perfect blend of lobster, clams, sausage, corn, and potatoes, spiced to perfection and smothered in sweet melted butter, will leave your mouth watering and your cave diving belly full.

Dive your hand into the ice-cold buckets of beer or bring your own wild concoction to quench your thirst.

Howl at the Moon with the sounds of "LUNAR URGE"

$25 dinner registration is required (click Clam Bake button in RSVP form)

Silent Auction: Bid and WIN these items

Since the 2013 Cave Summit is FREE, we depend on donations and other methods to raise the needed funds.

Equipment donated by our generous dive equipment manufacturers helps us raise these needed funds so that we can continue to provide this event to the cave diving community.

Make the highest bid on any of these products prior to noon on October 12th and you will walk away with your great prize.

You do NOT need to be present to win!

Good Luck

Click on Item to Bid
Shearwater Petrel Dive Computer
Golem Gear Sidemount DSV
Hollis SMS50 OR SMS100 Sidemount System
Hexa Dive Watch

NEW - Light Monkey
20 - 26 LED Canister Light

Dive Rite XT Nomad Regulator Set

Sunday October 13th: Workshops and Manufacturers Demo Day
Workshop / Demo Description Contact to Sign Up
Cave Survey

Join expert cave cartographer Michael Poucher for a hands on comprehensive workshop on the basics of underwater cave survey techniques and tricks.
Vertical Climbing Clinic Join veteran cave explorers Walter Pickel and Jon Bojar of the ADM Exploration Foundation and the Cave Alliance for a fun filled, hands on, hanging on rope experience. Vertical Rope Clinic
Sidemount Rebreather Clinic Several models of sidemount rebreathers will be handy for you to look over and speak with the designers GOLEM GEAR
SANTI Workshop Ocean Edge Outfitters will be conduction a SANTI drysuit workshop FREE
Places to Stay

Travelers Inn Motel

13703 S US Highway 441,

Lake City, FL 32025,
Phone: +1 386-752-7808.

Travelodge Lake City High Springs

13771 South US Hwy 441,

Lake City, Florida 32025,
1 386-752-7582, +1 800-576-0767

Calendar of Events (click on text links for complete details)
Wed Oct 9 Thur Oct 10 Fri Oct 11 Sat Oct 12 Sun Oct 13 Mon Oct 14 Tues Oct 15 Wed Oct 16

Cave Summit
8am coffee
9am to 5pm

Clam Bake
6pm to ?


Mini Workshop
& Demo Day

Ginnie Springs
10am to 5pm

Vertical Climbing Clinic

Free Cavern Course with Curt Bowen (FULL)  
2012 Cave / Rebreather Summit Video Archive

Don't Drink and Drive!
RV and Primitive Camping available

Light Monkey wants everyone to be safe and not drink and drive. Please feel free to pitch your tents or park your RV on property.  (Please check “Camping” in the registration form). (no RV hook up available)