As another reviewer commented you would never be allowed to do this a home, that said it is a great experience and one that will probably be watered down over the years, they are already preventing you from taking cameras in allegedly because some clumsy tourist dropped one on one of the irreplaceable skulls. Get there soon!
My partner and I visited with his 2 teenage kids and we all agreed that ATM was the highlight of our trip.
From the car park you take a short trek (30-45 min) crossing a river several times when you get to the cave entrance put on your helmet and head torch provided by the guide and enter the cave by swimming across a small pool. If you can't swim request a life vest when booking the tour.
You are in the cave approx. 2.5 hours, we were the 2nd group in, but it was getting quite busy inside by the time we started heading out. The guide takes a max of 8 people, our guide was patient and highlighted things along the way.
Inside you paddle, wade and swim your way through the cave in one place things get a little tight (probably not ideal for the claustrophobic), but much of the time the cave is fairly spacious.
Just before you have to remove your shoes you have to make a small climb of maybe 10 feet, but take you time, the guides will help and you will be fine.
Taking your shoes off is designed to make you more conscious of where you put your feet thus avoiding standing on any relics, this seems to work quite well, especially as there are many pot fragments around. You have to climb a ladder to get to the part of the cave where the skeletal remains are, but this everyone managed just fine. After seeing the skeletons make your way back out the same way you went in.
You probably should be in good health to visit the cave, but you don't need to be particularly fit if you are able to walk 2-3 miles and be on your feet for around 4-5 hours you should be fine.
There are toilet (and shower) facilities at the car park, some toilets are being built near the entrance to the cave but are not open yet, here you have to use the bush.
Take a pair of socks to protect your feet when you have to take your shoes off.
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