NSS-CDS Electronic Board of Directors Meeting

Many CDS members have asked us about having the Board of Directors meetings online or as a teleconference.  There are still several things to work out, but we're planning on having a Board of Directors Regular Meeting via electronic media at 7:00 PM Eastern Time on 22 November, 2014.  Which service we will use is still being determined, so please stay tuned for updates. 

The CDS Bylaws state, "Any NSS-CDS member may address the Board of Directors at any open meeting. It is requested but not required that the NSS-CDS member submit his/her request in writing to the Chairman to place on the agenda."  If you have anything you would like to submit, please send it to chairman@nsscds.org.

Departments: 

Cavern and Cave Refresher In Water Workshops, Oct 14-17, 2014

On October 14, 15, 16 & 17 the training department 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 and will be conducted in accordance with NSS-CDS training standards.

nsscds.org is on the move

You may have noticed the nsscds website has been intermittantly unavailable over the last few weeks.  Our webhosting company was not able to satisfactorily resolve the problems they have with their server, so we are in the process of switching to a new hosting company.  During the transition there will probably be broken links and other issues.  If you find a broken link or other problem, please send an email with a description of the problem to webmaster@nsscds.org and to nsscds.org@gmail.com.

Thank you for your patience.

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?

Departments: 

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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