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First Issue of Guidelines

First Issue of Guidelines, the association's cave diving newsletter, published.

Testing Program Introduced

The Cave Diver Testing Program was introduced to set standards for equipment and skills and test divers before entry into cave sites was permitted.  Three testing categories were introduced:

  • Category 1 - entry level cavern, sinkhole diving
  • Category 2 - cave diving in an overhead environment with dark zones and siltt
  • Category 3 - advanced cave diving in large complex cave systems

Pics Fatality (2nd)

Two divers enter Piccaninnie Pines intending to dive the 'Dog Leg' at about 60m, one drowns as a consequence of poor equipment, limited experience.

CDAA Established

Cave Divers Association of Australia established to introduce training standards and regulate site access.  

Shaft Drowning

In the worse tragedy in world cave diving experience equalled only once by a similar multiple-drowning the USA, 4 divers drowned in the most renowned sinkhole of Mt. Gambier, a cave called The Shaft.