Are you comfortable swimming in the dark in closed spaces while holding one arm out of the water? And climbing up the walls of caves while water is splashing in your face? Jumping and twisting through a small hole to land in a pool of water? If not - then don't go to the caves. I read that you hold a candle and have to swim, so I thought "no big deal." Wrong! This is really dangerous and don't kid yourself. Make sure that you have water shoes with tread. Bring a headlamp if you have one (preferably waterproof). You must enter the caves with a guide. There is only one way in and one way out. It is completely dark in the caves which is why you hold a candle. The water runs through the caves and many times it is too deep to stand and you need to swim. At one point we climbed up the side of the wall using a rope while a waterfall was gushing into our faces. This is not for the older, less fit, queasy, afraid of water or swimming travelers. There are no warnings posted anywhere. The guide tells you where to put your feet and where to go, but you are kind of on your own in terms of making sure that you get out uninjured and safe.
Just be careful.... ! Remember that the nearest doctor and hospital isn't exactly around the corner... And just to note - I have been skydiving twice, zip lining, canyoneering, love hiking, and swim competitively.
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