Cavern and Intro to Cave Diving

COSTS:
Includes course and instructor fees per student

  • $550 per student for class of 3
    $825 per student for class of 2 or $1,650 for private training
  • $40 for c-card

PREREQUISITES:
Student numbers:  3 maximum
Minimum age:  16 years
Minimum logged dives:  25
Advanced Open Water SCUBA and Nitrox certifications recommended

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
~12 hours of classroom study
8 dives minimum
Establish the minimum skills, knowledge, dive planning, problem solving, procedures and abilities to safely cavern dive within specified limits.
Develop basic cave diving skills with limited penetrations beyond the cavern zone.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Primary cylinder (minimum of 72 cu/ft) with dual outlet valve or back-mount double cylinders with dual outlet manifold
Back-mount BC of adequate lift for configuration with LP inflator
Primary regulator system with 7’ hose and redundant regulator system (octopus inflation system not allowed) with SPG
Redundant depth and timing devices or dive computers
Primary canister light with illumination and burn-time sufficient for planned dives
Two back-up lights sufficient for planned dives
One primary reel per team
Two safety spools per diver
Knife/line cutter
Submersible dive tables, wet-notes and pencil
Accessory equipment dictated by instructor and/or site conditions (e.g. low profile/dark silicone mask & paddle blade fins recommended)
Exposure suit adequate for environment (preferably drysuit)