Main hot water spring vent located at a depth of 215 feet.
The hot waters of Warm Mineral spring allows the unique growth of sulfur bacteria. Undisturbed for over a decade, these "bacteria-icles" cling to any ceiling surface. The slightest water movement will destroy them. Depth 187 feet
Sulfur bacteria clinging to the bottom of a rock on the 40 foot ledge.
Sulfur bacteria clinging to the bottom of a ledge at 47 feet. The green waters of the surface glowing in the background.
Main hot water vent on the bottom of the sink. Depth 215 feet.
Hot water vent #2, located about 70 feet to the left of the main vent. Depth 210 feet.
Hot-water mixing can be seen as a blurry photo.
Plastic bucket filled with concrete, used to anchor down line decompression line. Depth 115 feet
Cool water vent located 50 feet to the right of the main vent. depth 200 feet
Large plastic sheets from the archeological project conducted in the 1980's still cover some of the dig sites.
Bottom ledge located at a depth of 65 feet.
Sulfur Bacteria covers 100% of all surfaces.
Inside cave of the main hot water spring located at 215 feet. Note the old lines originally placed in by Bill Royal, back in the 1960's. Bill conducted all his dives on air.
More sulfur bacteria clinging to all surfaces.
Hot water vent to the left of the main vent.
Sulfur bacteria clinging to the underneath of a large rock. Note how it mats when clinging to the side of a rock. Depth 45 feet.
Carpets of sulfur bacteria cover the bottom of the sink. Depth 156 feet.
More bacteria on everything.....
An old 55 gallon drum, originally used for a flotation buoy to hold up a dock in the 1940's
Depth 45 feet.
The emerald bacteria water and the suns rays create some kaleidoscope colors of greens, browns, and purples.