The scientific future of cave diving.

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dc.contributor.author Skiles, WC
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-17T03:54:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-17T03:54:24Z
dc.date.issued 1987
dc.identifier.citation Skiles, WC. The scientific future of cave diving. In: Mitchell, CT (eds.) Diving for Science 86. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences Sixth Annual Scientific Diving Symposium. Held October 31 - November 3, 1986 in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. American Academy of Underwater Sciences. en
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9069
dc.description American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/) en
dc.description.abstract Cave diving developed initially as a sport; however, as the level of participation and interest grew, divers began to think about, study, and map the fragile, unusual environment they were privileged to visit. In the past five years, cave divers have participated in substantial research related to biological, hydrological. and geological studies. In an effort to fully explore these sciences associated with underwater caves, new techniques and strategies must be developed to allow for more efficient exploration to take place. Solving problems such as air and bottom time restrictions, hazards of decompression. and dealing unfavorable environmental conditions will allow the cave diver to play a crucial role as a gatherer of important research data. As the present technical hurdles are overcome the sport and sciences associated with cave diving will excel. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) en
dc.subject scientific diving en
dc.subject cave diving en
dc.subject biological en
dc.subject hydrological en
dc.subject geological en
dc.title The scientific future of cave diving. en
dc.type Article en

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