Our team has annual cave diving trip to Southern Europe every year, this year we headed to Spain and France. In Spain, our target was Pozo Azul cave which is the longest single entrance underwater cave in the world.
Every year I travel to the Mo I Rana area in Norway. In fact, last year I spend 10 weeks there teaching cave classes and running various expeditions; but why do I go there? Well, it’s a huge karstic area filled with caves of which over 800 have been mapped since 1900. Many of them have diving potential.
Sami Paakkarinen is a diver and professional instructor from Finland. Those who know him well would describe him as a dive enthusiast. Born in a city by the sea, he spent his early years by the water. During his younger years, he fell in love with the life above and beneath the water. Sami took his first scuba diving course as soon it was possible, in 1995; and ever since, diving has been a way of life for him.