EXLEY, Sheck

USA (1949-1994)

Last updated: May 15, 2018 at 12:47 pm

Pioneer cave and deep diver; deep diving record holder, including the longest cave penetration dive (Solo); first to reach 1,000 cave dives; did over 4,000 cave dives in 29 years; died while attempting to dive below 305 m (1,000 ft) in Zacaton Cave, Mexico. The Sheck Exley Safe Cave Diving Award is presented by the National Speleological Society Cave Diving Section (NSS-CDS) to divers who have completed 1,000 safe cave dives; author of Basic Cave Diving: A Blueprint for Survival in 1979, which is available for download here, courtesy of the NSS-CDS.

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