Diving

Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time.

A maxim every cave diver should at accordingly to. Protecting the cave system should always be more important than research, fun & adventure and personal ego. Divers are witnesses of unique eco systems which are inhabited by smallest of life forms and micro organisms even if they may not be noticed on first glance. It took millions of years to create these complex cave systems featuring bizarre shapes, air pockets, stalagmites and stalactites. Each and every one with their own unique style and character.

Diving in water filled caverns is one of the most challenging disciplines of technical diving. Extensive planning of the dives and strict rules for navigation are crucial because in these environments situations can change rapidly and cause problems that need to be addressed immediately and in the correct way. Unlike diving in open water an easy return to the water surface is not possible.

To dive in a cave also means to always see it in two different ways. A cave looks deceivingly different on entry compared to the looks on the return. Therefore a dive must not rely on his natural senses of direction and navigation but always work with fixed lines and pointers to find the correct way.

A cave diving course confronts divers with a multitude of scenarios that can actually at any point during a dive. Some scenarios even combine multiple problems and are specifically designed by instructors to create stress in a controlled environment. This is not only done as preparation but also to show student their boundaries and limitations. It is crucial in cave diving to know those limitations and act accordingly to them. The course itself may actually be best described as a course not in diving but instead in problem solving.

 

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