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Krzysztof Starnawski's 222m in the Sorgente del Gorgazzo cave! - video

Polish diver Krzysztof Starnawski has made a plunge to a depth of 222 metres in Italy’s Sorgente del Gorgazzo cave. This is the deepest dive ever conducted in this cave. The Pole improved by 10 metres the result of 2008, belonging to the Italian diver Luigi Casati, who reached a depth of 212 metres. According
Published: September 8, 2019 - 19:55
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 18:32
Krzysztof Starnawski’s 222m in the Sorgente del Gorgazzo cave! – video

Polish diver Krzysztof Starnawski has made a plunge to a depth of 222 metres in Italy’s Sorgente del Gorgazzo cave. This is the deepest dive ever conducted in this cave. The Pole improved by 10 metres the result of 2008, belonging to the Italian diver Luigi Casati, who reached a depth of 212 metres.

According to Italian media, on the morning of 5 September, a Pole began diving in the flooded cave Sorgente del Gorgazzo, located in Polcenigo, in the province of Pordenone. As a result of the dive, a new depth record was set for this cave popular with speleon divers.

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.Record di immersione nella sorgente del Gorgazzo, a Polcenigo: a conquistarlo oggi uno speleosub polacco di fama internazionale, che ha raggiunto i 222 metri di profondità. Con le sue riprese subacquee 3d, permetterà di conoscere meglio questa cavità a sifone, la più profonda d’Italia

di Natascia Gargano e Biagio Ingenito
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Posted by Tgr Rai FVG on Thursday, September 5, 2019

Krzysztof Starnawski arrived on site as early as 2 September, with a clear goal – to beat the record Casati set in 2008, and to explore the cave using tools that allow him to create a three-dimensional image of it.

Some photos from our action in Gorgazzo.
There was not much time to prepare well and to recognize the area. I managed to …

Posted by Krzysztof Starnawski on Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Polish diver was supported by his team and members of Centro Pordenonese Sommozzatori. Already on 3 September, Starnawski dived to a depth of 156 metres and his undoubted ally was the crystal clear water and the fantastic visibility that came with it, which at that time reached up to 20 metres.

“Beyond the depth reached, the cave descends further down a wide corridor. I will return here again to continue the exploration.” – Starnawski said in an interview with a reporter from station RAI3

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Sorgente del Gorgazzo has been in the media in recent years mainly because of fatal accidents involving divers. The cave is classified as difficult and requires a lot of experience. All because of its complex profile.

Source: scintilena.com

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