Cave Divers break record at Wakulla Springs

Date: 1/8/2006

Divers broke their own world cave-diving record at Wakulla Springs State Park, USA, discovering a new passageway and venturing more than 20,000 feet from the spring opening. Everyone from the Woodville Karst Plain Project dive team returned safely after nearly seven hours in the cave and 14 hours of decompression. Park officials say the dives help scientists and planners understand the origins of water flowing to the springs and also helps them understand and protect the spring against water-quality threats.

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