Prerequisites- 18 years of age (16 years with both parents or
guardians permission), Open Water certified by recognized training agency
Course Description: This course is outlined as a 2 1/2 day course which
includes three cavern dives in two different caverns and one open water drill
dive. The open water dive will be conducted in the pool area of a cenote to
practice emergency drills like air sharing, and line following in simulated zero
visibility. During this course we will cover the theory of under water
communication, propulsion and trim techniques, conservation, equipment, cave
formations and terminology, lines and dive planning for an overhead environment.
The penetration into the cavern is limited to 130 feet from the surface with the
natural daylight as primary light source, no restrictions, maximum depth of 70
feet, all dives will be conducted as no decompression dives, single tank
penetration and minimum starting visibility of 40 feet. Upon completion of a
final exam the Cavern Diver certification will be issued.
Maximum course size: Maximum number of students per instructor is three.
After completion and certification of this course divers will be issued a
certification card as well as being qualified to plan and safely execute cavern
dives to the limit of training.
The next step in advanced diver training is the Intro to
Cave Diver level..