The Cavern Diver course develops the minimum skills and knowledge for Cavern diving and describes the dangers involved with Cave diving.
Problem solving in Cavern Diving includes, but is not limited to, body positioning (trim), buoyancy control, emergency procedures, line following and propulsion techniques. Accident analysis forms the basis of this learning experience.
Special emphasis on the unique environment includes silting, entanglement, and disorientation and equipment modification.
Note: Students who are only doing the Cavern course must provide standard open water dive gear.
Open Water Scuba Diver Certification
AOW Scuba Diver Certification recommended
Minimum 50 logged
Open Water Drills
Minimum of 3 Cavern dives
at 2 different sites
NSSCDS Cavern Diving Manual
NSSCDS Student Workbook