The purpose of the PADI Cavern Diver specialty course is to familiarize
divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures,
techniques, problems and hazards of cavern diving. The Cavern
Diver course is intended to provide a safe, supervised introduction
to diving in natural overhead environments.
Priorities in the course:
- developing the student's practical knowledge of the cavern environment,
- raising the student's awareness of the need for conservation and
positive landowner relations,
- familiarizing the student with the three direct and two major
contributing causes of cave and cavern diving fatalities
and how they form the basis of the safety rules around
which this course and all subsequent cavern dives revolve,
- enabling the student to plan and organize dives to safely explore
caverns that fall within the stated limitations of Cavern Diver
training and that offer conditions as good as the caverns in which
the student was trained.
Be a renewed PADI Assistant Instructor (or higher rating) or have completed an IDC/OWSI within the last 12 months.
Be certified as a full cave diver by a recognized cave diving training organisation.
Two days including confined training and four dives.
- PADI Specialty Instructor Outline for Boat Diving
- Additional to your standard dive gear: primary and backup/safety reel, primary and two backup lights.