Calls in Spain to avoid Thailand cave horror

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MAGICAL: The Cueva del Agua in Cartagena popular across the world. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A POLITICAL party based in Cartagena has demanded improvements to the security of the Cueva de Agua in the light of the recent events in Thailand.

Movimiento Ciudadano de Cartagena (MC Cartagena) wants to put in motion a series of regulations that will require divers to formally communicate when they
enter and exit the cave area.

Described on Trip Advisor as “a magical little cave which disappears hundreds of metres underground into an array of beautiful underwater cave formations” the Cueva del Agua is a unique place that attracts divers from all over the world.

But it’s also had its own history of tragedy with a handful of people losing their lives – including two Guardia Civil officers – since the 1990s.

The concerns of MC Cartagena have been addressed by experts such as Miguel Angel Garcia, the founder of the Planeta Azul Diving Club in Cabo de Palos.

“Only experienced people have access to the Cueva del Agua,” he said, “who are fully aware of the protocols and security procedures involved when making their safe diving expeditions.”

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