Utopia is an amazing cave system which can only be describes as a door to the inner side of the earth. After an approximately 30 to 40 minutes boat ride we reach an enormous rock formation where the cliffs reach heights of over 400 meters, we lower the anchor and drop into 12 meters of water. The triangular entry shaped out of solid rock plummets down to a depth of 28 meters where the actual entry to the enormous cave system is located on the bottom of this shaft. Impressive halls appear out of nowhere and the first tunnel leads parallel with the cliffs on the coast until the cave finally leads in to the inner side of the mountain. The system gets larger as you continue all the time getting deeper to its explored limit of 80 meters.
The shape of the cave is almost round and the beam of the primary light hardly illuminates the inner walls of the system. After approximately 25 minutes we reach an impressively large hall which is shaped like a bowling ball and from here the system goes deeper and the bottom reaches a depth of approximately 50 meters where the cave continues its path. This cave system is not suitable for just anyone and should only be visited by the experienced cave diver. The dive should be executed with several different gasses as the limits are reached fairly soon on compressed air resulting in long decompression.
Equipment configuration: Back mount and Stage, sidemount or CCR
Gas: Nitrox or Normoxic Trimix
Max depth: 80m/240feet
Exploration: We are currently exploring in the 80+ meter range.....