The PADI Cavern Diver Specialty course gives you the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly – allowing you to enter far enough for adventure, but staying within the light zone for an easy exit to open water. Caverns abound from cenotes and freshwater springs to deep caverns full of beautiful formations. The large dark spaces can be intimidating or incredibly inviting, yet are potentially dangerous without training. Cozumel Dive Academy can guide you in exploring caverns from from Florida , the Dominican Republic and of course the Yucatan Peninsula.
Ready for a challenge? You’ll complete four scuba dives with the first focused on line handling, reel use and emergency procedures outside a cavern; and the next three dives put your new skills to use inside a cavern. You’ll also learn about:
- Other specialized equipment for cavern diving, such as lights and redundant breathing systems.
- Avoiding disorientation and anti-silting techniques.
- Dive planning, including depth and distance limits and air management for cavern diving.
You need to be PADI Advanced Open Water Diver who is at least 18 years old to enroll in the Cavern Diver course.