Allen Wooten

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31st August 2007

I'm 34 years old, have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree, work for a Fortune 500 Company in Corporate Accounting, and live in South Georgia of the good ole US of A. I am divorced and have a 5 year-old daughter.

I maintain a website related to all my cave diving trips and information at www.cavedivingrocks.com

I was open water certified in 1990, but didn't begin diving regularly until the Summer of 1996. During the time between 1996 and 1999, I worked toward my Master Scuba Diver & Dive Master Certifications, which included nitrox training. In Dec 1999, I received my Cavern training. In Aug 2000, I took Intro To Cave. In Aug 2001, I took Apprentice and Full-Cave over two weekends. On 10/16/04, I qualified for the Abe Davis & Bronz Wakulla Awards for 100 safe cave dives/100 hrs cave diving bottom time Abe Davis. I became certified in Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures on 12/11/04 and Full-Trimix on 5/15/05. I was certified as an International Underwater Cave Rescue & Recovery Diver (IUCRR) on 5/28/06.

On average, I get to the North Florida caves to make a dive just about every other weekend. When I'm not cave diving, I'm often lurking and posting on www.cavediver.net. My handle is "aw".

I am a member of the NSS-CDS and DAN (being covered by their Preferred Diver Insurance). In addition, I am a member of the Adopt-A-Cave Program at Peacock Springs State Park in Florida. I adopted 50 ft of cave passage in the deep section (165 ft deep) of Lower Lower Orange Grove Sink.

I do some very low-volume garage gas mixing of nitrox, trimix, and deco bottles at home. I am self-taught in sidemount, drysuit, scooter/DPV, survey, photography, and stage diving.

Some desires I have next for cave diving include traveling to Bahamas and the Yucatan Peninsula. I am also very interested in exploring virgin underwater caves anywhere for the purpose of survey, cartography, videography, natural resource utilization, and dive site access.

In addition to cave diving, I enjoy amateur sand sculpting at the beach. Here are some things I've carved. www.funsandcastles.com

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Allen Wooten's activity

  1. September 2007
  2. Allen Wooten reviewed Diving at Pelham Blue Water Rock Quarry in Birmingham, United States

    Pelham Blue Water Scuba Rock Quarry is located in Pelham, Alabama. This is an open water dive site catering mostly to recreational open water divers and classes. But there's also some slightly deeper water for advanced divers. Topside is beautiful wit…"

  3. Allen Wooten rated Diving at Pelham Blue Water Rock Quarry

  4. Allen Wooten rated Dive the Devil's Den Cave

  5. Allen Wooten reviewed Dive the Devil's Den Cave in US South East, United States

    Devil's Den is a very interesting site. There is an on-site dive shop that caters to open water and cavern diving. Dive fees are expensive at $35/day, but worth it once if you are new to the area. The main attraction is Devil's Den which is a sinkhole…"

  6. Allen Wooten reviewed Cave Diving Edwards Sink in US South East, United States

    Edwards Sink is actually a spring located right on the Suwannee River. It's considered a river cave. So visibility is usually less than 40 ft with some particulate in the water. The current is usually quite strong. Additionally, if rains are heavy, t…"

  7. Allen Wooten rated Cave Diving Edwards Sink

  8. Allen Wooten reviewed Cow Spring Cave Diving in US South East, United States

    Cow Spring is actually a sinkhole. It's owned by the National Speleological Society - Cave Diving Section. You must be a member to dive this site. You gain access to the gate key by stopping at Dive Outpost nearby. This small sinkhole is about 20 ft …"

  9. Allen Wooten rated Cow Spring Cave Diving

  10. Allen Wooten rated Cave Diving at Telford Spring

  11. Allen Wooten reviewed Cave Diving at Telford Spring in US South East, United States

    Telford Spring is located right on the Suwannee River. Labeled a river cave, Telford Spring is usually one of the first to go and the last to blow when there are heavy rains in the area. Considered a shallow cave with max depth about 70-80 ft in one se…"

  12. Allen Wooten rated Madison Blue Spring Cave Dive

  13. Allen Wooten reviewed Little River Spring Cave Diving in US South East, United States

    Little River Spring is a county owned site located in Branford, Fl. It's about a 20 minute drive from Peacock Springs State Park. There are no fees to dive here. The spring is located along the Suwannee River. Only during really heavy rains does this…"

  14. Allen Wooten rated Little River Spring Cave Diving

  15. Allen Wooten reviewed Madison Blue Spring Cave Dive in US South East, United States

    Cave divers from literally all around the world come to North Florida to cave dive. Another stopping place for the tourist cave diver is Madison Blue Spring State Park. Since the cave is located so close to the Withlacoochie River, any heavy raining in…"

  16. Allen Wooten rated Ginnie Springs Cave Diving

  17. Allen Wooten reviewed Ginnie Springs Cave Diving in US South East, United States

    Ginnie Spring is a very popular site for open water, cavern, and cave diving. There are two major divable springs on the property. Ginnie Spring itself is the first spring you come to after you have checked in. This spring is usually filled with open …"

  18. Allen Wooten rated Dive in Peacock Springs State Park

  19. Allen Wooten reviewed Dive in Peacock Springs State Park in US South East, United States

    Get your fins wet in cave country first by visiting Peacock Springs. This beautiful cave system located on wooded park property is open to cavern and cave certified divers. Peacock Spring is a labyrinth of more than 28,000 ft of surveyed underwater pass…"

  20. August 2007
  21. Allen Wooten reviewed Jackson Blue Spring Diving in US South East, United States

    Jackson Blue Spring is probably one of the most beautiful landscapes topside of any of our cave diving spots in North Florida. The cave itself is no less spectacular. With depths ranging in the 100 ft realm, visibility in the 100 ft range, and cave pas…"

  22. Allen Wooten rated Jackson Blue Spring Diving