Five "Golden Rules" of Cave Diving
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The accident analysis found HERE resulted in the five "golden rules" for safe cave diving.


All cave divers should be trained specifically for cave diving - training for ocean diving is not sufficient, and many ocean divers, including instructors, have died in caves
All exploration divers have "Full Cave" certifications from the National Association for Cave Diving or the National Speleological Society Cave Diving Section, and additional specialty training
  Diving deeper than 40 meters in caves should be avoided - the nitrogen in air acts as a narcotic at high pressures, diminishing the diver's judgment and performance.   Our policy is not to dive deeper than 30 meters in caves without using special helium/oxygen breathing mixtures and not to dive deeper than 40 meters in caves at all.
  At all times a continuous guideline should be run from open water so that divers can use this to find their way out of the cave.   Our policy is to use a continuous guideline at all times.  We will install a proper permanent guideline in all caves, starting approximately one meter from open water.
  One third of each diver's air should be used to  enter the cave, leaving one third for exiting the cave and one third for emergencies.   Our policy is to use at most one third of air for entry, and only one quarter where conditions are difficult, such as during initial exploration.
  Every diver should carry one main light and two backup lights.   This is our minimum requirement.  On very long penetration dives, each team also carries an additional main light for increased safety.