Xavier is exploring Font Estramar since 2013, reaching in consequent dives 248m , 262m , 262m depths. On the last exploration in December- using Seacraft Ghost scooter, he managed to proceed deeper, to 286m depth- what allowed to break Nuno Gomez record from Boesmansgat cave in South Africa (283m)
Team was consisting of FFESSM (French diving federation) and CNPS (Commission Nationale de Plongée Souterraine) divers, which includes: : David Bianzani, Jean Claude Pinna, Guy Michel, Laurent Ylla, Manue Bois, Frédéric Badier , Henri et Baptiste Bénédittini
What Xavier tells about equipment he used?
In order to continue my explorations at the current depths and distances that exceed for the most part, the -200m depth, I had to use the most efficient equipment possible especially in terms of scooter. The DPV Seacraft Ghost is the ideal tool since the depth of use is greater than -300m but is also one of the fastest in order to have a minimum exposure time at great depths to avoid important stops. Thanks to its electronic management, it allows me to have a great flexibility of use, to know permanently the parameters of the scooter (power – autonomy – etc.).
At my penetration depths, it was impossible for me to make and bring back topography measurements; too penalizing in time for decompression. Thanks to the ENC2 navigation console it is now possible to bring back these topography data, unimaginable before the invention of this device.