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PADI Cavern Diver Specialty Course

Looking to explore hidden secrets in caverns around the world? If you like searching for adventure in the wildest of places then you'll need your PADI Cavern Diver certification!

PADI Cavern Diver Course with Dive The World - photo courtesy of Jorgen Kam

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 4 scuba dives during the PADI Cavern Diving programme. During your first dive in an open water environment you'll practice the use of lines and reels and emergency procedures.

The final 3 dives are conducted in the cavern environment. Your actual penetration-training dives are limited to within the light zone and within 40 metres from the surface (vertical and horizontal distance included).

The programme covers the knowledge and techniques of cavern diving and describes the dangers involved with cave diving (this is not a cave diving course). Topics covered include:

  • The planning, organisation, procedures and problems of cavern diving
  • Special equipment considerations including: lighting, guidelines, and redundant breathing systems
  • Proper body position and buoyancy control, and air-consumption management
  • Information that describes the specific hazards of cavern diving including: silting, line entanglement and breakage, disorientation from permanent lines and emergency situations unique to caverns.

Course Details

Number of Dives: 4

Duration: 3 days

Price: Courses price list

Location: This course is available at our 5 Star Dive Centre in Phuket, Thailand; as well as Mabul in Malaysia.

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