Spelunking—also known as caving—is a great recreational past time for adventurous people. You can either walk, crawl, climb, or even start squeezing yourself as you try to get to your destination. For some who want to take it to the next level, they even zip line, dive, or rappel their way down to get to the deepest parts of the cave.
The idea of seeing beautiful rock formations, waterfalls, canyons, and many more is astonishing already. However, here are some safety and practical tips before you start exploring mystical underwater caves on your next vacation.
- Know Your Fears
Obviously, spelunking is an activity that would make one feel strong and hyped up. However, if you have a great fear of heights, darkness, claustrophobic, and such, then this hobby might not be for you.
- Go With Your Friends
Avoid going alone when you are exploring a cave—especially if you’re a beginner. While some people think that it is a fun and challenging experience, it is best not to compromise your safety. Caves are very dark and can be very tricky to find your way out, so it’s better to be accompanied by other people.
- Be Prepared On What To Wear And Bring
Just like any other adventurous outdoor activities, there are also some important gears to wear and essentials to bring before doing this activity.
- Headlamps with extra batteries
- First-aid kit
- Food and water
Make sure that you also wear comfortable clothes and protective gears to avoid any cuts while exploring the cave.
Cave exploration is a great hobby because of all the discoveries and great sights that surprises you as you go along the way. There are also lots of caves around the world that are still yet to be discovered which is great news for spelunkers out there.