Submitted by 3177 on Sun, 01/10/1978 - 12:00pm
First Issue of Guidelines, the association's cave diving newsletter, published.
Submitted by 3177 on Tue, 01/01/1974 - 12:00pm
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
Submitted by 3177 on Sun, 23/12/1973 - 12:00pm
Two divers enter Piccaninnie Pines intending to dive the 'Dog Leg' at about 60m, one drowns as a consequence of poor equipment, limited experience.
Submitted by 3177 on Sat, 01/09/1973 - 12:00pm
Cave Divers Association of Australia established to introduce training standards and regulate site access.
Submitted by 3177 on Mon, 28/05/1973 - 12:00pm
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.