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PADI Cavern Diver
Why PADI Cavern Diver?
If you dive within the light zone of a cave, the area near the cave entrance where natural light is always visibly, you're cavern diving. If you want to explore secrets hidden in caverns around the world you'll need your PADI Cavern Diver certification.
Photo By Marius Gjersvik
How long will it take?
  • Recommended Course Hours: 24
  • Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days
Where can I go from here?
You can apply this Specialty course towards your Master Scuba Diver rating .

* This is not a cave diving course and does not result in a cave diving certification. It does prepare you to enter a cave diving program.
Price $370.00 PADI Cavern Diver, not including equipment
Every day 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
What do I need to start?
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification
  • Minimum age: 18 years old

What will I do?
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 metres/130 feet total distance of the surface.

You'll also cover the following:
  • Planning, organization, techniques, problems and hazards of cavern diving.
  • Special equipment use, such as lights, guidelines, reels and redundant breathing systems.
  • Proper body position, buoyancy control, air management and emergency procedures.
  • Cavern diving hazards such as silting, line problems, disorientation and emergencies.

Photos by Chris Gjersvik