We booked a rappel and scuba dive in the cave 6 months before, through and external agency, who in turn used a local agency to book with the operator that takes you into the cave. The local agency, it turns out, never actually made a booking with Anhumas, so when we arrived at the agency the day before we were supposed to go to the cave (for them to direct us to the training centre for the rappel), the agency lied to us about the operator having to close the cave site down because they were in trouble for taking too many tourists down, and told us we should look for some other activity to do. My husband went down to the Anhumas training centre to tell some other travellers we'd met that they would be closed, but instead found the training centre fully open and people training for the next day.
The truth was that Anhumas had in fact been taking too many people for dives in the cave and were in trouble with the authorities for it, but instead they began only taking people snorkelling. The agency knew about this, but failed to notify us or the other agent we were dealing with, and also failed to make the booking on our behalf, then tried to lie to us to cover it up and get us to book some other tour with them. Luckily two people had cancelled for the following day, so we managed to got in on a trip to the cave.
The abseil down was really cool. The cave is amazing and you can see the huge formations under the water even just standing on the pontoon. We went for a little boat ride around the cave, and learned about some of the formations. Then we went snorkelling, and the water was really cold. The subaquatic formations are amazing, I can't imagine what it would have been like to do a scuba dive down amongst them. Beautiful and eerie.
The rappel back up was tough. Pulling yourself up a rope for 72 metres. I was knackered by the time we got to the top. The operators were all really nice, but only spoke a few words of English, so much was lost in translation, and we felt a little bit rushed. I would have liked some extra time to take some more photos.
Overall, it was an awesome experience. I'm glad we did get to go, but sad we didn't get to do a dive.
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