The Fun Part
The fun part is exploring secrets hidden in caverns around the world and having the knowledge and skills to do it correctly.
What You Learn
This 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. But, for your next three dives, you’re headed into the cavern, staying within the light zone and 40 meters/130 feet total distance from the surface. You 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
Your Next Adventure
The Peak Performance Buoyancy course will help you perfect your buoyancy skills for cavern diving. Many cavern and cave divers have also Enriched Air Diver certified so that they can enjoy more time exploring underwater. If you love cavern diving you may be interested in the Discover Tec Diving experience, which lets you try out basic technical diving equipment and skills to help you see if you want to learn more about going beyond recreational diving limits.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the SCUBA WEST Team members.