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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Divers Successfully Complete World Record Dive from Turner Sink to Wakulla Springs

Published 12-17-2007
Jarrod Jablonski and Casey McKinlay, divers with the non-profit Woodville Karst Plain Project, successfully completed a world record cave dive this past weekend in Wakulla County, Florida. McKinlay, 39, and Jablonski, 38, spent seven hours at 300 feet below the earth's surface diving the cave passages and another 13 hours decompressing for a total of 20 hours in the water. While a record for cave diving was definitely broken, the real reason for making the dive was to show that the cave systems below Turner Sink, just south of Tallahassee, and Wakulla Springs are connected.

Jablonski and McKinlay both currently live in Gainesville, Florida. Jablonski is a dive instructor for world reknowned Global Underwater Explorers (GUE), based in High Springs, Florida, and McKinlay works for Halcyon Manufacturing, a company specializing in making dive equipment.

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