Looking to explore hidden secrets in caverns around the world? Then you'll need your PADI Cavern Diver certification! To take advantage of this extraordinary program, you need to be at least a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (Advanced Plus or equivalent) and 18 years of age.
Cavern diving is defined as any dive conducted within the light zone of a cave. The light zone is area near the entrance of the cave where you can see natural light at all times. You'll go on four dives during the PADI Cavern Diving program (which are to be conducted over at least two days).
During your first dive (which is conducted in open water), you'll practice the use of lines and reels and emergency procedures. The final three dives are conducted in the cavern environment. Your actual penetration-training dives are limited to within the light zone and within 40 metres/130 feet from the surface (vertical and horizontal distance included).
The program covers the knowledge and techniques of cavern diving and describes the dangers involved with *cave diving.
Here's what's included in your PADI Cavern Diver program:
- The planning, organization procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of cavern diving.
- Special equipment considerations including, but not limited to: lighting, guidelines, reel handling and redundant breathing systems.
- Proper body position and buoyancy control, air-consumption management and emergency procedures.
- Information that describes the specific hazards of cavern diving should include, but not be limited to: silting, line entanglement and breakage, disorientation from permanent lines and emergency situations unique to cavern diving.
*This course is not a cave diving course and does not certify you to participate in cave diving activities. It does, however, prepare you to enter a cave diving program.
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