The PADI Cavern Diver Specialty course introduces divers to the natural light zone of a cavern. What does diving within the light zone of a cave mean? The area around the cave entrance, where natural light is abundant is the natural light zone. PADI Cavern diving is about having the knowledge and skills to explore these hidden secrets safely. These secluded areas around Gozo are some of the most beautiful and exhilarating areas underwater. The PADI Cavern Speciality course brings us into an enclosed overhead environment, so precaution and safety matters here very much. Some dark spaces are inviting, yet they can prove hazardous, so cavern diver student must stay in the light-zone only. It is an incredibly beautiful course, which offers light rays, deep blue contrast colouring and a fantastic opportunity to take some great photos.
Who should take this course?
Scuba divers who are up for a challenge and interested in the adventure of a different kind. Overhead environments and their spectacular light shows are often the lure of cavern diving. It is an amazing and thrilling experience, which requires excellent buoyancy control.
What will you learn?
Your first dive will prepare you to handle the reel, lay lines and carry a dive light, as well as becoming familiar with hand signals and emergency procedures.
For the remaining three dives, you will enter the cavern staying within the light zone and 40metres/130 feet from the surface at right angles.
You will learn:
How to utilise learned skills from dive one inside the cavern
Organisation, planning and techniques of cavern diving, hazards and problems involved with cavern diving
Navigation, line protocols, depths and distance limits
Line entanglement and breakage, disorientation from permanent lines and other emergency situations during cavern diving
The usage of special equipment (lights, guidelines, reels and redundant breathing systems)
Proper body position, buoyancy control and air-consumption management
Prevention of silting-up during cavern diving
What scuba gear will you use?
Your PADI Instructor may recommend using other accessories, which you will be made familiar with.
The Maltese Islands can offer great dive sites for cavern diving, so take this opportunity and enrol in this course now at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peak Performance Buoyancy is paramount for cavern divers. It helps to prevent silting up or rising to the cavern ceiling unexpectedly. Why not improve your buoyancy now, check it out here: PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, with five specialities you can join this highly-rated scuba diver level.
Remember, the first dive of this PADI Cavern Diver Specialty course may credit as an Adventure Dive towards your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
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