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Cave Diving: 7 Best Cave Dives
Mount Gambier, South Australia
Sunlight hits the bottom of this sinkhole only during summer months.
Some say the age of exploration is dead. These people haven’t discovered cave diving. In the beginning, it’s a commitment — to training and gear. The next biggest surprise: Instructors aren’t particularly generous with passing scores — a good thing, given the greater risks.
“It’s the passing that takes time,” says Edd Sorenson, a cave instructor based in North Florida. “Instructors teach you how, but you also need to know the ‘why’ to succeed in the sport.”
Of those who take the plunge, most find it a small price to pay to feed what quickly becomes a lifelong addiction. These people learn to work in pencil: Their boundaries change daily.