Why PADI Cavern Diver?
If you dive within the light zone of a cave, the area near the cave entrance where natural light is always visibly, you're cavern diving. If you want to explore secrets hidden in caverns around the world you'll need your PADI Cavern Diver certification. Every year we run at least one cavern course in Malta - See Malta Cavern Course outline.
What do I need to start?
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. But, for your next three dives, you're headed into the cavern, staying within the light zone and 40 metres/130 feet total distance of the surface. During courses in Malta we also complete an orientation and check out dive.
You'll also cover the following:
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.
Do I need specialist equipment?
Yes. A list of suggested and required equipment is given in our Malta course overview
* This is not a cave diving course and does not result in a cave diving certification. It does prepare you to enter a cave diving program.
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