Who should take this course

Caverns exist in many areas where scuba divers venture, from freshwater springs to volcanic island walls and limestone coasts. In these locations, you will find large dark spaces that seem incredibly inviting, yet are potentially dangerous. The PADI Cavern Diver Specialty course gives you the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly, allowing you to enter far enough for adventure but staying within the light zone for an easy exit to open water.

You need to be PADI Advanced Open Water Diver who is at least 18 years old to enroll in the Cavern Diver course.

What will you learn

Ready for a challenge? You will complete four scuba dives with the first focused on line handling, reel use and emergency procedures outside a cavern and the next three dives put your new skills to use inside a cavern. You will also learn about:

  • Other specialized equipment for cavern diving, such as lights and redundant breathing systems

  • Avoiding disorientation and anti-silting techniques

  • Dive planning, including depth and distance limits and air management for cavern diving

What scuba gear will you use

Along with your basic scuba equipment, you will need a primary dive light and smaller backup light, plus a line and reel. Your Deep Blue Divers PADI Instructor may suggest other gear appropriate for cavern diving, such as a collapsible snorkel that fits in your pocket or other technical diving equipment.

Do you have any questions or require a personal briefing ? Drop us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible