El Tildo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

This cave is near the santo domingo airport right beside the road just past the toll booths in the direction of the city on the right side road not the highway.  The cave is on private property and a fee must be paid to dive. Access is very easy and a short walk leads down a small sink to the waters edge. The mainline starts just below the ledge and the cave is very shallow and made up entirely of very sharp and jagged rock, there is a pronounced hallocline at about 6 meters and no decorations.

Swimming up the line leads to a large but low ceiling room of twisted sharp rock, there is a jump to the right that leads to another series of tunnels and breakdowns. the mainline goes up through two separate entrances before finally ending in a large and shallow breakdown room.

This cave has very different looking rock than Taina or La Roca, it is very white and very jagged and dissolved like sharp Swiss cheese.

 

This cave is suitable for all configurations although will get tight in some spots, access is very easy and cars are safe if parked on the property.

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / El Tildo

DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

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DRSS / El Tildo

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS