Bahamas Underground

Bahamas Technical and Cave Diving Adventure and Training Facility


Brian installing a current meter in a marine blue hole off of Eleuthera. Photo by Tamara Thomsen

Brian's environmental and conservation efforts have earned him a reputation within the Bahamas governmental ministries and environmental NGO's as an expert in blue hole and underwater cave environments of the Bahamas. He is currently working on the largest informational data base on Bahamian Blue Holes ever created and has presented conservation proposals to the Bahamian government for the protection of more than 100 blue holes nation wide.

One of his discoveries has led to a joint project between the Bahamas Caves Research Foundation, The Bahamas National Museum and the Florida Natural History Museum at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  This find has been dubbed by some researchers as the most significant fossil find ever in the history of the West Indies.  The project known as the Sawmill Sink Project, has revealed more than 40 fresh water crocodile skulls, 10 tortoise shells (a completely new species never before known to science) as well as the remains of extinct birds, snakes and bats.  The project has been featured in Advanced Diver Magazine

For more information on exploration, research and conservation of Bahamian caves, check out:

Bahamas Caves Research Foundation

Dr. Kenny Broad and Brian Kakuk (R), collect part of a Lucayan Indian Skull in an underwater cave for the Bahamas National Museum. Photo Tim Calver
Inspecting 3000 year old crocodile bones during a research project for the Bahamas National Museum. Photo by Curt Bowen