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Cave Exploring Guidesfrom: Maxx Adventure Travel
Cave exploring is a lot of fun. People visit caves to see the natural rock formations that took years to form and then come back out. It's like going into a museum to admire the artworks but the only difference is these were formed by nature.
National Park Services or the department of tourism in many countries around the world are in charge of these types of caves. Since it can be dangerous without the proper equipment or the skills it requires to bring a group inside, a guide must accompany people.
Anyone who wants to become a guide need adequate training in order to handle problems that may happen inside. Never do anything that could put the group in harm's way.
When a group arrives to see a cave, the guide must make sure all the equipment needed is ready, including the helmets, lights, food, first aid kit and rope. Those who aren't properly equipped should never be allowed to go inside the cave.
A guide must be physically fit because some of the explorers may need assistance along the way. The guide must also check on everyone in the group to know the physical limitations before going in.
Along the trail, the guide might see something that's potentially dangerous, such as loose rocks or deep water. If this happens, the professional must find another way to get through or show the guests another part of the cave.
It isn't just the job of the guide to look around and spot these hazards. Everyone in the group should be briefed on how to do this since no one will be able to help should something happen. The group should always work together to safely get out.
The guide must record everything that happened inside the cave. The information, such as potential danger zones or new discoveries, should be relayed to the other guides so no one in that party will also get hurt.
A cave exploring guide should be able to explain the history of the area as well as answer any questions people might have during the trip. Tourists are there to look around and learn something from the rock formations, so it's good to share with others who will only see the pictures once they get home.
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