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PADI Cavern Diver (P.O.A)

Why PADI Cavern Diver?
If you want to dive within the light zone of a cave, the area near the cave entrance where natural light is always visibly and explore it's hidden suprises you'll need to earn the Cavern Diver certification.

What are the prerequisites?
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification or proof of certification beyond entry level with a minimum of 20 logged dives. These should include experience of night diving and deep diving (beyond 18 metres). Minimum age: 18 years old

What will I do?
During your first open water dive you'll practice line handling, reel use and emergency procedures without entering a cavern. For your next three dives, we enter the cavern, staying within the light zone and 40 metres/130 feet total distance of the surface. We will cover planning, organisation, techniques, problems and hazards of cavern diving. Special equipment use, such as lights, guidelines, reels and redundant breathing systems. Proper body position, buoyancy control, air management and emergency procedures. Cavern diving hazards such as silting, line problems, disorientation and emergencies.

How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 24, minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days.

Where can I go from here?
You can apply this Specialty course towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.


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