Cavern Diver

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Can you see the light? If you dive within sight of daylight in the area near the cave entrance where natural light is always visible, then you’re in the cavern zone.The fun part is exploring secrets hidden in caverns around the world and having the knowledge and skills to do it safely and correctly.The Cavern Diver course is a challenging and very exciting course that includes four training dives over at least two days. During your first open water dive you’ll practice line handling, reel use and emergency procedures without entering a cavern.
Then for your next three dives, you’re explore some local caverns, staying within the light zone.  As a Cavern Diver, you are also limited to being at or within 40 metres total distance from the surface.

You will learn about

  • Cavern navigation and line protocols
  • Planning, organization, techniques, problems and hazards of cavern diving
  • Special equipment use, such as lights, guidelines, reels and redundant breathing systems
  • Air sharing, disorientation, silting, line problems and other emergency procedures specific to cavern diving
  • Silt prevention, buoyancy control, air management and emergency procedures
  • Depth and distant limits for cavern diving

Prerequisites:
To participate in the Cavern Diver course, you will need to be 18 and at a level of at least Advanced Open Water or equivalent.  Peak Performance Buoyancy is also advisable, although you will go through buoyancy control on the course.
Course Equipment Needs:  Basic scuba gear, lights, lines and reels all of which are provided for the course and can be rented or bought from our shop. If you want to learn more or you wish to purchase learning materials and equipment, please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.

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