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Cave Diving in West Timor, Indonesia
The island of Timor has been rising due to tectonic shifts at almost the same rate as the rise in sea levels since the last age. This has exposed a great deal of quaternary limestone beds (ancient coral reefs) to the effects of tidal erosion. It has been confirmed that there are a number of fresh water filled cave sites located near and within Kupang, the principal city of West Timor and the provincial capital of East Nusa Tenggara. 2 of the main sites are: Gua Oehani (translated as Oehani Cave) and Gua Kristal (translated as Crystal Cave). While there is no requirement to hold a cave diving certificate to dive at either of these sites, competence equivalent to CDAA Advanced Cave and Cave/Advanced Cave appear to be the appropriate levels for these sites.