cave   1064

« earlier    

Getaway Weekend Photo Album
Photo album from our weekend getaway in Preston, MN.
preston  jailhouse  weekend  vacation  mystery  cave 
5 days ago by emkay
4 Wild Boars Granted Thai Citizenship: Official
8/8/18 - Ekapol Chanthawong, second from right, on a trip with the Wild Boars to a meditation trip on July 10, 2017 in Chiang Rai.
Thailand  Cave 
9 weeks ago by mcbakewl
Risky Thailand cave rescue relied on talent, luck—and on sticking to the rules • Ars Technica
Chris Peterman is a professional diver with 16 years' experience, and understands the dangers of cave diving; he nearly died once, as he recounts, and so can explain the challenges that the Thai football team faced:
<p>Cave diving has five rules. These sum up the hard-won wisdom of the cave-diving community, as conducted through the analysis of cave-diving accidents and fatalities. Though the exact wording of each will differ from instructor to instructor, the rules are:

• Be well-trained and do not dive beyond your certification level<br />• Never use more than one third of your breathing gas to enter the cave—reserve one third for exiting and one third for emergencies<br />• Maintain a physical guideline back to the cave entrance at all times<br />• Never dive below the appropriate depth for your breathing gas mixture<br />• Carry at least three lights per person—one main and two back-ups

Since these rules were introduced in the late 1970s (first as only three rules, later expanding to five), fatalities per number of dives have dropped among the cave-diving community. Today, the largest segment of fatalities in underwater caves comes not from certified cave divers but from divers not specifically trained by a professional cave instructor to be in that environment.

The first of these rules is therefore simple, and one that I broke badly: never dive beyond your certification level.</p>

Rock climbing has similarly made itself safer and safer though the accretion of experience and technology, though it doesn't have rules in quite the same way.
thailand  cave  diving 
12 weeks ago by charlesarthur

« earlier    

related tags

'pedo  'world's  2011  2017-04-15  2017-04-16  2017  2018  80s  access  actun  adventure  advisor  advisory  ai  aliens  ancient  and  appalachia  ar  architecture  arizona  art  article  asia  asian  asm  association  asus’s  athens  attraction  awards  bar  bars  bayawan  bbc  bear  bears  binary  binh  biology  blue  board  boating  both  boys  brewery'  british  bruce  buddhism  buddhist  bullethell  california  calling  calm  campground  canoeing  card  castle  catacombs  caveman  caverns  cavers  caves  caving  centered  centred  ch  chauvet  chiangrai  chris-ciaccia  chrisciaccia  citizenship  city  clean  cli  closed  coach  collaboration  collection  collegehumor  colonisation  colonization  comedy  comparison  computational-art  computer-vision  computer_vision  confirmed  conservancy  conservation  cool  cosm  course  creek  cung  day10  day9  dcr  department  destination  detection  devilscave  diet  discovery  district  diver  diving  diy  doong  e...  earthquake  educational  electronics  elf  elon  energy  environmental  erdst...  exploitation  exploration  explore  external  extremophile  fad  feedy  field-trips  fieldtrip  fishing  flavor  flocking  florida  for  for8215caveproject  fordoug  found  france  frnce  from-tlb  fun  funny  furniture  game  ghost  ghosts  giants  given  glehncastle  glehniloss  golf  government  greece  greig  grottoes  grottoesva  ground  guide  guy'  ham-radio  hang-son-doong  hang-son  hang  hangson  hangsondoong  hashing  haunted  head-mounted-displays  head  health  heyphone  hiking  him  history  holiday  home  homes  horizontal  hostile  how  human  humans  humor  ideas  ifttt  ignorance  immersive  in  indigenous  information  intel  interaction  internet  is  israel  jailhouse  japanese  jaxa  jitter  judgement  justin-mccurry  justinmccurry  kaguya  kansas  karst  kept  labs  large  largest  lava-tubes  lava  lavatubes  lemmon  lessons  life  lion's  love  luna  lunar-base  lunar  mach-o  man  manly  marianna  mariannafl  marius-hills  matter  maxmsp  maya  maze  me  meditation  men  mexico  microbial  mini-golf  miniature-golf  mirror  missouri  mmm  montsi  moon-base  moon  mountain-river-cave  mountain-river  mountain  mountainriver  mountainrivercave  muknal  municipal  music  musk  mysterious  mystery  nature  neanderthal  neanderthals  neutrino  new  news  nick  noise  nuclear  official  oldest  orchids  organization  originals  orms  outdoors  packs  painting  paintings  palaeolithic  paleo  paleolithic  parable  paranormal  paris  park  pe  pedo  pendleton-county  pendletoncounty  penetrating  peninsula  people  peppersauce  picnics  pink  place  plato's  plato  playstation  pool  potomac-speleological-club  potomacspeleologicalclub  prehistoric  preston  probe  protection  psc  psychic  publisher  quang-binh-province  quang-binh  quang  quangbinh  quangbinhprovince  quarry  radar  radios  rainforest  reader  recommend  recreation  regional  rescue  rescue:  rescuer  research  researchers  resources  river  router  rover  rules  sacrifice  salt  sant_carles_de_la_r  saved  say  science  scuba  sea  sec  selene  shellcode  shenandoah  shmups  sinnett-thorn  sinnett  sketch  smart  soccer  son-doong-cave  son-doong  son  sondoong  sondoongcave  sot  space  speakingtree  speleological  speleology  spelunking  sport  stables  state  subterranean  sues  suing  sung  surprise  survey  tallinn  tarot  team  tech  thai  thaicaverescue  thailand  thamluang  the  theguardian  thorn  tourist  tours  travel  trek  tsunami  tubes  tunichil  ufo  ufos  undercity  underground  unitedstates  unity  urbanspace  va  vacation  vanapagan  vandalism  vertical  video  vietnam  virginia  virtual-reality  visualization  vive  voice  volunteers  vr  waiver  waivers  walk  war  week  weekend  west-virginia  westvirginia  white  who  wi-fi  wordpress  wv  wvacs  xbox 

Copy this bookmark: