Divers broke their own world cave-diving record over the weekend at Wakulla Springs State Park, 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 Sunday morning 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. They say it also helps them understand and protect the spring against water-quality threats.
The divers ventured 3,000 feet into a previously unexplored cave passageway along the cave's P-Tunnel. They found it 17,000 feet south of the spring along a previously explored passage.
Text from: Cdnn.info