An Intro to Cave Diving

Posted: April 23, 2014 by kirisyko in Cave diving, Water

Jump - Sail - Dive

The Cascade Room, some 80 feet beneath the surface, leads divers deeper into Dan's Cave on Abaco Island. - Wes C. Skiles The Cascade Room, some 80 feet beneath the surface, leads divers deeper into Dan’s Cave on Abaco Island. – Wes C. Skiles

I have always been interested in extremes, and I find that as I get older the more I would like to do extreme things (midlife crisis?). So with that in mind it has seemed like a natural progression to push my diving from normal recreational into the technical. When I did my sidemount speciality back in April 2013, the harness that my instructor used was a Razor. This harness was designed by Steve Bogaerts who is an expert cave diver. Obviously this has gotten my mind wondering about the possibilities of cave diving.

I moved to the Bahamas in August 2013 and started thinking about becoming cave certified. However, a chance discovery of a PADI IDC/IE at the same time as my holiday meant that I put those…

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