Cavern Diver Specialty PADI Course
Ready for a Challenge with the PADI® Cavern Diver Program?
3 days minimum | 4 Open Water Dives
Add excitement to your diving adventure!
Are you ready for the challenge of looking to explore hidden secrets in caverns?
Your best option for developing the skills you will need for diving any overhead environment is first to take the PADI Cavern Diving Specialty.
The fun part is exploring hidden secrets in caverns worldwide and having the knowledge and skills to do it correctly. It allows you to enter far enough for adventure but stay within the light area for an easy exit to open water.
The course has four dives. During the first, you will practice using lines, reels, and emergency procedures. The other three dives will include actual cavern penetration dives.
You may be interested in the Sidemount experience if you enjoy cavern diving. The Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course will help you perfect your buoyancy skills for cavern diving. Many cavern and cave divers have also Enriched Air Diver certified to enjoy more time exploring underwater.
Let's start your PADI® Cavern Diver Specialty Course!
During the Cavern Diver Course, you will learn:
- The knowledge and techniques of cavern diving
- Specific equipment for this type of dive, including lifelines, handling of reels, lighting, and redundant breathing systems
- Use of the reel, handling line
- Emergency procedures outside a cavern
- Learn specific risks of cavern diving, like silting, line entanglement, breakage, disorientation from permanent lines, and emergencies unique to cavern diving
- Special equipment considerations, including lighting guidelines and redundant breathing systems
- To have a proper body position, better buoyancy control, air-consumption management, and emergency procedures
- Information that describes the specific hazards of cavern diving, including silting, line engagement, and breakage disorientation from permanent lines and emergencies unique to caverns
- The planning, organization, procedures, problems, and dangers of cave diving
|Prerequisites||Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent, able to swim, medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form and bring to orientation), comfortable in the water
|Total time commitment||3 days minimum|
|Minimum age||18 years old or older
|Depth||Maximum allowed depth 30 m|
Koh Tao Cavern Diver Specialty Course package includes:
- 4 training dives
- Free shuttle service Koh tao Pier - Resort
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Use of Dive Computers during the course, Compass and dive light
- PADI e-material
- PADI e-card on completion
- Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat
Every PADI Specialty certification you earn counts towards the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating.
Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.
You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.
We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.
This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup.
By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.
Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.