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CAVE DIVING: BEYOND THE LIMIT

Gathered together in one special report, you can find CBS4 David Sutta’s series of stories examining the dangers of cave diving. Watch all of the reports from the half-hour special report here.

 

PART ONE: THE EXPLORERS

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South Florida is one of the most popular diving destinations in the world, but there is a growing group of divers leaving our coastlines and going underground. Intrigued to find out what the attraction is, reporter David Sutta joined the divers and ended up exploring places never seen before on television. As you will see this experience is a culmination of excitement, danger and perhaps a little bit of crazy.

Click Here to read about The Explorers.

Click Here to watch the video of Brett Hemphill and the gang suiting up.

Click Here for a slideshow of The Explorers.

 

PART TWO: A CHRISTMAS DAY TRAGEDY

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This past December a father and son went diving in central Florida, but the two made a series of mistakes that cost them their lives. With South Florida being the diving capital of the world, the adventure which became a Christmas Day tragedy, could end up saving you or a diver you know.

Click here for the story on Eagle’s Nest. 

Click here for the slideshow: Diving Eagle’s Nest

Blog: The Story Of Eagles Nest Touches David Sutta Personally

 

PART THREE: THE MIRACLES IN MERRITT’S POND

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When it comes to cave diving there is no such thing as a rescue, because if something goes wrong, it’s only up to you to fix it. Throughout our adventure we continually heard how rare underwater rescues are… except for the one man, who pulls off miracles at Merritt’s pond.

Click Here to read more about Merritt’s Pond

Click Here to watch the video of the Miracles in Merritt Pond

Click Here for a slideshow of The Miracle of Merritt’s Pond

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF CAVE DIVING

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Over the years we have been met by our share of terrifying and majestic moments, including crazy situations like diving into shark frenzies… but, they don’t come close to the dangerous beauty we faced inside Florida’s caves. Before entering these caves, we worked through three days of tireless training, and learned a valuable lesson or two. First and foremost, cave diving is not the same as diving in an ocean and it turns out, that experience can actually work against you in caves. Come along with us on this heart pounding experience for a behind the scenes look at our series, including what went right… and what went wrong.

Watch David Sutta’s final thoughts on cave diving, click here.

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