The GO Diving Show (Ricoh Arena, 21-23 February) is all about interactivity, and at the inaugural event in 2019, one of the most-popular activities was The Cave, an innovative man-made cave system that gave participants a small taste of what it is like to go caving and cave-diving.
Now, The Cave is back at the 2020 GO Diving Show! Want to know what is it like to scramble around in the pitch-black, your way forward through winding passageways lit only by the light on your protective helmet? Visit GO Diving Show and you can find out!
You will don kneepads and a helmet with bright LED light and then venture into the daunting cave system. Through a clever and convoluted design that takes you up and down as well as left and right, you will traverse some 30 metres of dark, narrow cave passageways before emerging back into daylight. Along the way you will have to make your way through constrictions, around tight corners, over obstacles and even scramble through a deep ball pool in the middle of the route – and with four cameras inside the cave system linked into a TV mounted outside, your friends and family can see how you fair on your journey into the darkness!
Suitable for children (aged 4+) and adults alike, this interactive experience does, according to our cave-diving experts who gave it a go, give you a real flavour for what genuine caving feels like, but fear not, if the tight spaces and cloying darkness get too much for you, there are several emergency exits the team can open to get you quickly out.
New for 2020, The Cave will be joined by The Wall. As keynote speakers Steve Backshall and Andy Torbet, among others, have demonstrated, some dive sites are in remote, out-of-the-way places, and just getting to the entrance of the dive itself can be a monumental task in its own right. To give everyone a taster of the effort needed to get to some hard-to-reach spots, there is a four-man climbing wall at the GO Diving Show, so you can test your head for heights! There will even be a timer on one of the climbs, and over the weekend it will display the fastest time to the top, so crack open that competitive streak and see if you can top the leader board! Suitable for ages 5+, height dependent.
Book your tickets for the GO Diving Show now!