How safe is cave diving?

What is the safest depth to dive?

The industry standard depth limit for recreational divers is 130 feet (39 m) at sea level. During the basic scuba certification, students experience depths of 30-60 feet (9-18 m), and a “deep” dive is considered more than 60 feet (18 m). “Going deep” is not an end in itself for scuba enthusiasts.

Do snakes go in caves?

You’ll find most rat snakes in the forests of North and Central America. But one group of these snakes makes its home in a remote cave in the Mexican jungles. It turns out this cave is home to a colony of small bats. So a group of rat snakes began living in the walls and roof of the cave to feed on the bats.

Is cave water safe to drink?

Don’t drink cave water. Bring enough water that it will last beyond the estimated length of your expedition. Pack high-energy foods that can survive the tight confines of a cave. Remember to never leave your trash in a cave.

Do underwater caves have oxygen?

The short answer is, they don’t. But the problem is with the question. If the entire cave is underwater, and deep, for example, 100 feet below the water surface, no breathable air pockets will exist.

How deep can you dive without a safety stop?

There’s a bit of physics and physiology involved in a full explanation, but the short answer is: 40 metres/130 feet is the deepest you can dive without having to perform decompression stops on your way back to the surface.

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