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The National Association of Cave Diving was established in 1968 for the purpose of achieving safer cave diving through training & education…




The NACD (National Association of Cave Diving) was established in 1968
for the purpose of achieving safer cave diving through training and education The focus for NACD (National Association for Cave Diving) is to aid interested divers in becoming safe cavern or cave divers and to discourage those who may not meet minimum standards. The NACD philosophy of safe cave diving is based on a system of checks and balances to insure that NACD standards are maintained in each course and that NACD divers are not only good but responsible cave divers.

The course and philosophy of the NACD course as the following:
1. A Strong Diving Partner Philosophy
2. Pre-Dive Planning and Post Dive Critiques.
3. Development of Physical and Mental Capabilities.
4. Appreciation of The Cave Environment.


IANTD International Association of NSS-CDS National Speogoligcal Society-Cave Divers Society

The International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD) is committed to training divers in the safe and proper use of alternative gas mixtures for recreational and technical diving. IANTD's mission is to understand seek opportunites and comprehend challenges of nitrox, advanced and technical diving, in order to foster openness, individual responsibilities, and provide a standard of care for instruction in the diving community.

They are working to promote openess, share procedures, techniques and operational methods with divers seeking to expand their diving experiences. Their courses focus on skill development, skill refinement, excellence in teaching and advocate strong student-instructor relationships.


The National Speleological Society (NSS) formed their cave diving section in the early 70's in order to continue their mandate to assist individuals in the safe study, exploration and conservation of caves.

The NSS-CDS is committed to the safe and proper enjoyment of the cave environment through proper training and guided experiences. Additionally, the organization believes that a properly trained diver will significiantly reduce the damage that can be caused to the cave envirnoment and its unique formations.

The goals of the NSS-CDS training program include:

1. Establish and maintain standards for the training of scuba divers in cavern and cave diving.
2. Establish and maintain standards for the development of cavern and cave diving instructors.
3. Develop and make available outlines and other educational support materials for cavern and cave diving training.

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