Cave Diving Part 1: The Explorers

Reporter David Sutta helping Kyle navigate off the dock
ocala cave diving-133 Reporter David Sutta helping Kyle navigate off the dock
The crew for our cave diving series shoot in Ocala
ocala cave diving-132 The crew for our cave diving series shoot in Ocala
Photographer Kyle Hall floating away with his GoPro.  Watch out for the gator!
ocala cave diving-130 Photographer Kyle Hall floating away with his GoPro. Watch out for the gator!
Hall getting a diving selfie
ocala cave diving-128 Hall getting a diving selfie
Photographer Kyle Hall having a crazy moment.  He wanted to get some GoPro shots so he jumped in.  It’s in the upper 40’s and the water is cold.
ocala cave diving-126 Photographer Kyle Hall having a crazy moment. He wanted to get some GoPro shots so he jumped in. It’s in the upper 40’s and the water is cold.
Underwater photographer Becky Kagan Schott getting ready to go in.
ocala cave diving-125 Underwater photographer Becky Kagan Schott getting ready to go in.
Nick getting the shot
ocala cave diving-121 Nick getting the shot
The crew going in near Ocala.  The cave is called Cows Head.  Kids swimming in the area one day saw what they thought to be a cows head at the bottom of the spring.  An adult went into investigate.  It turned out to be an alligator!
ocala cave diving-120 The crew going in near Ocala. The cave is called Cows Head. Kids swimming in the area one day saw what they thought to be a cows head at the bottom of the spring. An adult went into investigate. It turned out to be an alligator!
Underwater astronauts.  They were special suits, carry their own air, and go places few people have gone.  Cave explorers think of themselves often as astronauts.  Underwater astronauts.
ocala cave diving-119 Underwater astronauts. They were special suits, carry their own air, and go places few people have gone. Cave explorers think of themselves often as astronauts. Underwater astronauts.
Bourne holding on while he get the shot.
ocala cave diving-116 Bourne holding on while he get the shot.
Strapping in.  Underwater photographer Becky Kagan Schott suiting up to capture the stunning sights of a newly discovered cave.  The space she will go through is roughly the size of her camera (on right
ocala cave diving-115 Strapping in. Underwater photographer Becky Kagan Schott suiting up to capture the stunning sights of a newly discovered cave. The space she will go through is roughly the size of her camera (on right
Yes the tripod is water proof.  The camera?  Not so much.  Nick Bourne setting up to get some awesome shots.
ocala cave diving-112 Yes the tripod is water proof. The camera? Not so much. Nick Bourne setting up to get some awesome shots.
Photojournalist Kyle Hall
ocala cave diving-111 Photojournalist Kyle Hall
Cave explorer segment production.
ocala cave diving-110 Cave explorer segment production.
Double tanks.  A closer look at the cave explorer’s gear.  It’s built to be taken off and actually pushed through holes in the cave.  Often they will climb through spaces roughly the size of their head.
ocala cave diving-107 Double tanks. A closer look at the cave explorer’s gear. It’s built to be taken off and actually pushed through holes in the cave. Often they will climb through spaces roughly the size of their head.
Nick Bourne, CBS4 Assistant News Director and our field producer/topside camera for the series trying to keep warm on the shoot.
ocala cave diving-106 Nick Bourne, CBS4 Assistant News Director and our field producer/topside camera for the series trying to keep warm on the shoot.
A couple of things you might need.  David and Becky Kagan Schott do not travel light.
ocala cave diving-105 A couple of things you might need. David and Becky Kagan Schott do not travel light.
Cave explorer Brett Hemphill testing out his equipment.
ocala cave diving-103 Cave explorer Brett Hemphill testing out his equipment.
Photojournalist Kyle Hall getting setup shots at a secret cave spot discovered near Ocala.
ocala cave diving-101 Photojournalist Kyle Hall getting setup shots at a secret cave spot discovered near Ocala.
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