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A '''scuba cache''' is an [[underwater cache]] that is deep enough to require scuba gear and certification for recreational scuba diving. Scuba caches are not intended for everyone, and should have a [[Geocaching.com Rating System#Terrain Rating|terrain rating]] of 5 to reflect the specialized equipment and training required.
A '''scuba cache''' is an [[underwater cache]] that is deep enough to require scuba gear, and certification for recreational scuba diving. They are not intended for everyone, and they should have a [[Geocaching.com Rating System#Terrain Rating|terrain rating]] of 5 to reflect the specialized equipment and training required.
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If you are '''seeking a scuba cache''', be prepared and have all your gear in good condition, tested as necessary, properly packed, and ready to travel.  You don't want to forfeit a scuba cache because you forgot to put your mask back in your bag before you put it in the car.
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When '''seeking a scuba cache''', be prepared and have all your gear in good condition, tested as necessary, properly packed, and ready to travel.  You don't want to forfeit a scuba cache because you forgot to put your mask back in your bag before you put it in the car.
  
After you have found the scuba cache, make sure to re-seal it carefully, to make sure it remains water-tight.
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After finding the scuba cache, be sure to re-seal it carefully, so it remains water-tight.
  
If you are '''creating a scuba cache''', make sure your cache description indicates any and all equipment AND any special certifications required for the dive.  (Don't send a cache hunter into an underwater cave or wreck site looking for a cache if they are not cave- or wreck- dive certified.)
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When '''creating a scuba cache''', indicate in your cache description any and all equipment ''and special certifications'' required for the dive.  (Don't send a cache hunter into an underwater cave or wreck site looking for a cache if they are not certified for cave or wreck dives.)
  
Make sure the container is durable and easy to unseal and re-seal as the more complicated the device, the less likely it will maintain its water-tight integrity. Hunting for a scuba cache and getting it to the surface can be disappointing if its been flooded due to faulty equipment or a negligent cacher.
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The container must be durable, simple, and easy to open and re-seal. The more complicated the device, the less likely it is to maintain its water-tight integrity. Finding a scuba cache and getting it to the surface can be disappointing if it has been flooded due to faulty equipment or a negligent cacher.

Revision as of 02:58, 14 February 2007

A scuba cache is an underwater cache that is deep enough to require scuba gear and certification for recreational scuba diving. Scuba caches are not intended for everyone, and should have a terrain rating of 5 to reflect the specialized equipment and training required.

When seeking a scuba cache, be prepared and have all your gear in good condition, tested as necessary, properly packed, and ready to travel. You don't want to forfeit a scuba cache because you forgot to put your mask back in your bag before you put it in the car.

After finding the scuba cache, be sure to re-seal it carefully, so it remains water-tight.

When creating a scuba cache, indicate in your cache description any and all equipment and special certifications required for the dive. (Don't send a cache hunter into an underwater cave or wreck site looking for a cache if they are not certified for cave or wreck dives.)

The container must be durable, simple, and easy to open and re-seal. The more complicated the device, the less likely it is to maintain its water-tight integrity. Finding a scuba cache and getting it to the surface can be disappointing if it has been flooded due to faulty equipment or a negligent cacher.

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