• Matt Brooker, Sidemount, xDeep Tech 2.0, Apeks SM Regs
• Leroy Raes, Sidemount, xDeep Classic, Apeks SM Regs
In standard SM configuration with 2 x Ali 80s, to push maximum linear distance until reaching thirds on each cylinder. No additional stages carried.
Leroy and I diving in Trou Madame.This site is easier to dive in sidemount due to carrying the equipment up to the dive base, but it would be totally manageable on backmount.
The surrounding rock is quite dark so little light is reflected in the cave making it feel quite dark. We went to approx 550m but spent quite sometime moving slowly with camera.
• DMS – 44°27’02.0″N 1°45’11.0″E
• DD – 44.450556, 1.753056
• Address – Unnamed Road, 46330 Cénevières, France
• GoogleMaps – https://goo.gl/maps/AZYvTk9SE9zceXK49
There is not much in way of parking, with only enough room for one or two cars at most. The site is easy to find using GPS and is signposted from the unmade road.
The nearest main village is Cénevières which is approx 60 mins by car from Gramat. There is a small village store in Cénevières where you can pick up pastries and drinks.
Further information can be found at http://www.plongeesout.com/sites/roussilon-pyrenees/lot/trou%20madame.htm