Just got my Abe Davis & Wakulla Awards
tstormdiver - 2/10/2013 7:24 AM
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I just received both the Abe Davis (NSS-CDS) & Bronze Wakulla n(NACD) awards. In January I completed my 100th cave dive while diving with a friend who is currently at Intro level. We had a blast with about 4 dives that day. This will hopefully allow me to be able to dive some sites that require proof of 100 or more dives.
Eric_R - 2/10/2013 7:56 AM
Congrats! That’s a huge accomplishment.
Greg - 2/10/2013 2:29 PM
How did you receive those awards? What did you have to do?
caves4me - 2/10/2013 2:31 PM
tstormdiver - 2/10/2013 2:58 PM
To be eligible, you must have completed 100 post cave training dives. You have to present the logbook to an NACD or NSS-CDS instructor to review & sign off on paperwork. Then you must email or snail mail copies of the paperwork & Certification to the respective agency. The Wakulla came in the mail with a letter stating that a certificate will be issued at their next Workshop & if I am not there, would then be mailed out to me. I got notice on FB from the Abe Davis Award coordinator that their award was mailed out.
tstormdiver - 2/10/2013 9:28 PM
The thing with the awards is, they are used as proof of a diver’s experience. There are some systems in which you must have a minimum of 100 dives, plus usually, membership to the agency that may own the property that the cave system is located on. NACD has a couple sites, as does the NSS-CDS.