EUROTEK 2016 -Diver of the Conference Award
Cristina recently traveled to Birmingham, UK to present her work on the Zodiac System on Sweetings Cay and to speak about the connection between an ocean blue hole and a land based cave, the first of its kind, on Grand Bahama Island
The connection between a land cave and ocean cave she was told by many as inexistent and impossible, was completed in December 2012. Cave explorer Rob Palmer defined the system as one of most dangerous caves in the world he ever attempted to explore. Cristina, talked about the initial project to support the Bahamas National Trust in the conservation effort of Ben's cave. She offered to remap the entire system and provide the necessary data to expand the park limits to the full extent of the cave. While working on this project she continued to explore the Mermaid/Chimney are hoping to find the connection that many told her didn't exist. Cristina completed the Ben's cave project in August 2011 and the connection in December 2012. She didn't stop diving there and continued to expand the cave in multiple direction. Most recently she moved her attention to the caves as Sweetings Cay, also listed to be included in the conservation program by the National Trust. With a work started in July 2015, Cristina was able to connect and complete some of the work started by Rob Palmer, installing several thousend feet of new lines and also connecting the primary cave, Aquarius with the secondary cave Gemini, two of the most developed systems of the area.
Her talks were welcomed by the audience and Cristina was awarded the diver of the conference award at the evening gala closing this amazing event.