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Because It Would Really Suck To Die While Cave Diving Without Proper Training

Yeah, cave diving can be really amazing, with sights the average diver wouldn’t likely see anywhere else.

Problem is, without proper training, the average scuba diver isn’t ready to face the particular hazards he or she could encounter while cave diving.

More than 300 divers — from students to veteran instructors — have died in underwater caves in the USA since the first death was recorded in 1955, according to the ADM Exploration Foundation.

Analysis of those deaths has resulted in lessons learned so that today, divers can get specialized training as well as equipment specifically designed for safer diving in underwater caves.

Not having that particular training, experience or equipment can make diving an underwater cave deadly and, as the ADM Exploration Foundation emphasizes,

“There is nothing in any cave worth dying for.”

Consequently, the foundation has filmed a new video called “Go No Farther” that shows the real dangers of cave diving without the proper equipment or training.

“The goal is to educate and warn all SCUBA divers of the dangers of caves and overhead environments. The Foundation would like to make the video available to all divers and instructors, both online, and for presentation to classes, dive clubs, and at other events.”

For more info, check out the foundation’s video below, or go to its website at

You can also check out the “Diving In Overhead Environments” post from‘s Beginner’s Guide To Scuba Diving series.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.