Scuba diving can be an incredibly rewarding activity and a great way to learn about the world around you. However, there are some safety concerns for scuba divers – even those that are experienced or have dived before. These concerns are heightened when doing more dangerous activities like exploring an underwater cave during a dive. Make sure to follow the advice below when diving in a cave to stay safe.
- Make sure you have at least three sources of light. Light doesn’t exist inside underwater caves, but you can’t explore or navigate safely without it. You also need to be prepared if one light source fails.
- Keep approximately two thirds of your starting gas in reserve to exit the cave. If you don’t, you could find yourself running dangerously low upon exit, which is not something you want to have happen in a hard to navigate space.
- Don’t push your air supply. You want to make sure you don’t use too much air during a cave dive, as exiting can take longer than expected in some cases.