This course is designed to be an introduction to cavern diving and to help the student diver develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for cavern diving.
This course include the following:
- 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.
To qualify for the Cavern Diver course, an individual must:
- Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Submit, to the instructor, medical clearance for diving signed by a physician, attesting to fitness to dive. The medical clearance must be current within the previous 12 months. The physician signing the form cannot be the individual.
- Sign the Certified Diver Experience Programs Liability Release.
- Assumption of Risk form.