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  • Over the past year the OCDA has continued to push exploration efforts in Roubidoux Spring, Waynesville, MO. Member Chris Hill writes on the history of exploration in an article from the Underwater Speleology journal. Photo credit: Jennifer Idol

  • Learn the steps to becoming a cave diver and member of the OCDA.

  • Starting in the fall of 2004 the Missouri Department of Conservation and National Park Service granted the OCDA a scientific permit to continue exploring this conduit. Since then the team has penetrated over 2000 feet and gone over 270 feet deep.

  • Our team consists of a group of highly skilled and professional individuals from all over the country. See their profiles here.

  • August 2013 -- Heading upstream after clearing the first sump in Pine Creek.

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