Post by Sharon Faulkner on Mar 8, 2007 18:30:15 GMT -5
Braving the Depths Cave diving proves dangerous, exhilirating hobby By Ashley Mills March 8, 2007
Excerpt from article: Cave diving is considered one of the most dangerous sports in the world. Since 1960, more than 431 divers have died in North American cave systems, according to the Web site for the National Speleological Society Cave Diving Section.
The sport is not designed for the average diver. Even after 50 hours of training, instructors can choose to fail the most advanced divers if they have the wrong attitude. An attitude of invincibility is just as lethal as a tendency to panic.
Post by Kelly Jessop on Mar 11, 2007 17:44:55 GMT -5
For all the cave diving articles I've seen appear in the media,this has to be one of the most poorly written I have ever seen,very inaccurate. My favorite line is the blind albino crayfish startled by the diver's lights.
Post by Sharon Faulkner on Mar 11, 2007 20:06:10 GMT -5
Glad you brought that up Kelly, I had wondered about the blind albino crayfish statement. I thought maybe it was some cave diving thing since the blind albino crayfish found in caves around here do not seem to take any particular notice of lights.