Josh Bratchley

Cave Diver

Josh Bratchley is a young British exploratory caver and diver, who is actively involved in the exploration of dry and underwater cave passage in both the UK and overseas. The variation of conditions Josh conducts his dives in means a variety of configurations are used, from sidemount and backmount CCR using mixed gases to pushing the smallest available cylinders through ‘no mount’ silty squeezes.

Over the past few years, Josh has found himself – among other things – pushing tight high-flow sump passages in Wales, jamming crow bars into zero-vis boulder chokes in Yorkshire to find the way on, diving the end of difficult caves in the Picos de Europa and camping for a week or more at a time beyond sumps in remote parts of Mexico.

During the summer of 2018, Josh was one of the cave divers sent by the British Cave Rescue Council to rescue the football team and their coach from Tham Luang Nang Non cave in northern Thailand.

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