Cavern Diver - this is your starting point on your path of diving in overhead environments and here in Sardinia we can offer you several amazing but very different cavern's to dive. The Cavern Diver course is offered to all certified divers that just want to enjoy the cavern zone of the cave or those with the intention of going on to the Full Cave level.
During this course you will learn a number of new techniques that will allow divers to safely venture into cavern's and enjoy the wonders that it brings. Some new equipment changes will be made and new techniques will be learned to open this area of diving. In addition to learning how to safely enjoy this new diving environment you will leave the course with ideas and techniques to apply to all of your safe diving practices in other diving environments.
This course is outlined as a 4 day course which includes Confined water training to practice emergency drills like air sharing, and line following in simulated zero visibility, three cavern dives in two different caverns and one open water skill dive. During this course we will cover the theory of underwater communication, propulsion and trim techniques, communication, equipment, cave formations and terminology, lines and dive planning for an overhead environment.
Must be a minimum of 12 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization plus a Advanced Junior certification
IANTD Openwater Diver or equivalent
At least 10 logged dives
Pool- and open water training
Final examination (minimum of 80%)
Minimum of 4 days
8 hours of theory lectures
minimum of 4 cavern dives
Dives in daylight zone
Maximum of 60. cavern penetration
Maximum of 39m depth
Maximum 1/3 of monotank (1/6 of double tank) air rule
Maximum of 4 students per instructor
Double tank with bridge and isolator
First stage with primary regulator (long hose) and second regulator (alternative regulator), pressure gauge and inflater hose
Wing/backplate or buoyancy controle device
wetsuit or drysuit
Cutting device (line cutter)
Primary reel with at least 120m line
Safty reel/spool with at least 37m line
Primery light and one back up light
Divecomputer, bottom timer and stop timer (or two divecomputers; is recommended)
Lead (V-Weight, P-Weight)
The next stage is intro to cave diver.