2013 IDREO CAVE DIVING ACCIDENT ANALYSIS

The trend from 2012 continue and most accidents where under direct supervision of Instructors or Guides.  

  • To be fair a 20% where non trained divers and without supervision, however students during training where 60% of total, which brings into question the current programs and Instructors training capabilities, besides of individual Instructor ability and teaching experience. 
  • Solo diving % as usual was way less than team diving, even presumable less practiced in comparison.
  • Poor gas analysis and switching techniques claim again complacency.

Conclusion : Bringing it to the point, how easy is to become a Cave Instructor versus to really understand the risk management skills,  candidate preparation and mentorship need to safely introduce divers into overhead diving.

Rising the minimum requirement bar seems a predictable solution.

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