The famous cave diving site Eagle’s Nest in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area of Florida is getting some new rules aimed at increasing the safety of the often-deadly dive site.

The move is in response to recent fatalities at the site, which has claimed at least 12 scuba divers’ lives since 1981, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Effective immediately, to dive the Eagle’s Nest divers must be at least 18 years old, and must complete an online registration process prior to every dive. The process will include safety information for the area, as well as a liability release.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the new rules only apply to scuba divers and not swimmers and freedivers.

You can check out a video of the imposing Eagle’s Nest below.

 

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Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!

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