1 Training

The one thing most cave diving accident victims have in common is the lack of training. Because of this, they are unaware of the need to:

  • Carry sufficient lights
  • Follow the Rule of Thirds
  • Have a continuous guideline to the cave entrance

Even in those instances in which accident victims were certified Cave Divers, death most often resulted from exceeding the limits of training.

  • If you choose to enjoy the spectacular beauty of north Florida’s caverns and caves, you can achieve the highest possible level of safety by enrolling in a minimum of a two-day Cavern Diver course.
  • Barring this, you should limit your diving to commercially operated sites, such as Ginnie Springs, Devil’s Den or Blue Grotto, which cater to “ordinary” sport divers.

If you find yourself diving elsewhere, your best bet is to not carry or use a dive light. Doing so will help prevent you from penetrating underwater caverns or caves far enough to get into trouble.

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