October 2007 - 8 Drown In Thai Cave

This is a summary of the Thai cave drownings based on reporting in the Bangkok Post and Nation newspapers. On Saturday 13 October 2007 a group of eight tourists with two local Thai guides took a boat from the Ratchaprpaha Dam to go on a tour of Tham Nam Thalu in the Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani province in southern Thailand. There had been three hours of heavy rain and the guides had received warnings from locals and park rangers not to enter the cave. Nine of the group (a German lady stayed outside) entered the cave at about midday. Tham Nam Thalu is a

February 2007 - Deepest Cave Gets Even Deeper - Tham Sra Keao, Krabi

The deep diving team of the Asian Cave Diving Club returned to Krabi in February. After several set-up dives Cedric Verdier and Ben Remenants reached a depth of -240m on the 18th February 2007. Caves of Northern Thailand by Pindar Sidisunthorn, Simon Gardner & Dean Smart River Books, Bangkok, Thailand 393pp ISBN 9749863135 (English version) ISBN 9749863348 (Thai version) A visit to the publisher's bookshop during November 2006 means I now have copies of both editions of this book.

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