NSS-CDS Awards Volunteer Needed

As all of the NSS-CDS members and non-members know, Shirley Kasser has been graciously volunteering her time and expertise for the last 7 years to provide the CDS members and non-members the awards for their hard work and efforts in cave diving. She has done a wonderful job in her 7 years and part of what she has done is to organize and streamline the process for applicants to apply and reduced the time needed for the awards chairperson to spend on the process.

Some of the awards handled by the position:


Cave Refresher Programs March 21, and 22, 2015

On March 21 & 22, 2015 the NSSCDS Training Director will be conducting cave diver refresher classes at Ginnie Springs. These workshops are in water and can be conducted at any level participants are certified to.

Past refreshers have included: installing a primary line properly, installing jumps, gas sharing exits, primary light failures, lost buddy & line exercises, circuits, proper propulsion techniques, complex navigation and will be conducted in accordance with NSS-CDS training standards.

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Save The Date: May 15-17 2015

The 2015 NSS-CDS Workshop will be on May 15-17 2015. Note that this is not Memorial Day Weekend.

It will be held at 490 NW Lake Jeffery Road, Lake City, FL.


Register Now!!

2015 NSS-CDS Board of Directors Election

In accordance with the By-Laws of the NSS-CDS, elections will be held for the following NSS-CDS Board of Director positions:

  • Joseph Citelli
  • Nathan Spray
  • Cheryl Doran
  • Jim Wyatt

The timeline of elections below is presented to membership for their information.


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.


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?


NSS-CDS Webinar on cavern and cave diver training


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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