By Tamara González Durán
Situated in the Caribbean Sea, Isla de Mona presents an opportunity in perseverance in the exploration efforts of the cavers who step on the island. Locating caves in the north cliff of Isla de Mona requires constant planification. Each corner of the island embodies its particularity and adaptation is a must for the cavers exploring it. Here, we will be addressing the initiative, achievements, and the learning experiences of our cave exploration team on the north cliff of Mona since 2016. Considering that Mona is a remote island, any arrangements toward searching for caves to survey need to include the environmental conditions where the island is situated. Caves have been located, explored, and surveyed in the north cliff with each one being a story of its own on how it was found. Caves show evidence of past human activities that can be imaginarily recreated while we survey and wonder what might be ahead at the next station. The growing experiences have defined the will of the workgroup when the exploration expeditions have been more of learning than achieving the goal. This just makes the cavers ponder how they can keep going further to explore the north cliff caves of Isla de Mona.