Cave Diver


Advanced cave dive planning, the practical execution of different types of cave systems and scenarios divers encounter are presented. The objective of this course is to expand and critique previous skills accomplished in the Cavern and Introductory Cave Diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration.

 

The following equipment is required for each student:
1. Dual cylinders, volume appropriate for planned dive, student gas consumption.
2. Two independent first and second stage regulators. One regulator equipped with a long hose at a recommended minimum length of two (2) meters / seven (7) feet.
3. Submersible pressure gauge.
4. Buoyancy Compensator with power inflator.
5. Exposure suit adequate for diving environment.
6. Mask and fins - straps properly secured -OR- spring straps
7. Two line cutting devices.
8. Three battery powered lights - one primary and two back-ups, each with a with burn time suitable for the planned dive time.
9. Safety reel with a minimum of thirty seven (37) meters / one hundred twenty five (125) feet of guideline.
10. One (1) primary cave-diving reel with length appropriate for intended dive.
11. Computer or watch (bottom timer) and depth gauge.
12. Slate or wet notes with a pencil.
13. Submersible dive tables or back up dive computer.
14. Three (3) directional line arrows.
15. One (1) non- directional line marker.
16. Gap reel with fifteen (15) meter / fifty (50) feet of guideline.
17. It is recommended that the team properly mark decompression cylinders and stage them, in any dive where decompression is planned, at least one (1) stop deeper than the planned decompression obligation.