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The dive site '''(primary site name)''' or '''(alternative site name/s)''' is a (inland, shoreline, inshore, offshore) (sandy, rocky reef, coral reef, recent wreck, historical wreck) in the (locality name) area on the (topographical feature), near [[City]] in the [[Region]] of [[Country]].
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The dive site '''Wondergat''' is an inland fresh water sinkhole and cavern <!--in the (locality name) area on the (topographical feature),--> near [[Mafikeng]] in the [[North West Province]] of [[South Africa]]. The altitude is approximately 1,440m
 
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==Understand==
 
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===Position===
 
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* Approximately 60km from Lichtenburg and 30km from Mafikeng
 
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==See==
 
==See==
 
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===Aquatic life===
 
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The Banded Tilapia (Tilapia sparrmanii) is endemic to Wondergat. Other fish include the Sharptooth Catfish (Clarias garipinus), Southern Moutbrooder (Pseudocrenilabrus philander)
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There are also fresh water shrimps and crabs.
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Suggested routes include:
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#Cavern certified divers can dive from the south grid to the back of the cave
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#From the north grid to south grid or vice versa along the guide ropes.
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#From either of the grids to the Bell.
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#From the south grid to the Memorial stones and the Taskforce noticeboard.
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==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==

Revision as of 09:31, 8 January 2012

The dive site Wondergat is an inland fresh water sinkhole and cavern near Mafikeng in the North West Province of South Africa. The altitude is approximately 1,440m

Contents

Understand

Position

  • Approximately 60km from Lichtenburg and 30km from Mafikeng




Depth

Topography

Conditions

Get in

See

Aquatic life

The Banded Tilapia (Tilapia sparrmanii) is endemic to Wondergat. Other fish include the Sharptooth Catfish (Clarias garipinus), Southern Moutbrooder (Pseudocrenilabrus philander) There are also fresh water shrimps and crabs.




Photography

Suggested Routes

Suggested routes include:

  1. Cavern certified divers can dive from the south grid to the back of the cave
  2. From the north grid to south grid or vice versa along the guide ropes.
  3. From either of the grids to the Bell.
  4. From the south grid to the Memorial stones and the Taskforce noticeboard.


Stay safe

Hazards

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