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Statement from the NSS-CDS Training Committee on Eagles' Nest

The NSS-CDS does not now nor will it ever condone the training of any student at Eagles' Nest except under the following conditions:
 
The student is a fully certified cave diver and the student is either trimix certified or undergoing trimix training with an instructor who is a trimix certified instructor and is in the cave with them. We do not approve or condone training anyone in Eagles' Nest for courses such as Advanced Nitrox, or Decompression Procedures even if the student is a fully certified cave diver.
 
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Cathedral Sink Closed

The Cathedral Sink divesite managed by the NSS-CDS is closed until further notice.  Issues with the site have been identified and the NSS-CDS Board of Directors have agreed to close the site until the issues can be resolved.

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An American Tragedy

An American Tragedy
Written By: Joe Citelli NSS-CDS Chairman

 

On Christmas Day 2013 a father and son lost their lives while embarking on an ill thought out, poorly planned diving expedition to Eagles Nest Cave in Hernando County Florida.  The 32 year old father and his 15 year old son ventured into what is considered an extremely advanced technical cave system and it claimed both their lives.  Or did it?

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NSS-CDS Webinar on cavern and cave diver training

http://caves.org/webinars/Cave_Diver_Training.mp4

This webinar is about one hour long. The NSS-CDS training director presents a narrated Powerpoint presentation discussing the basics of cavern and cave diver training.

NSS-CDS Mentors/Guides

NSS-CDS Mentors/Guides

The NSS-CDS board of directors in conjunction with the NSS-CDS training committee is developing a list qualified cave divers who we feel are properly trained to act as guides and/or mentors for cave divers who want to dive with a guide or mentor.

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