PADI Cavern Diver Speciality Course

A rare view of the spring water meeting the tannic water of the Santa Fe River in Florida

The PADI Caver Diver Specialty Course allows you to see Diving in a different light, your own and the ambient light from the cavern entrance lighting up your experience as you engage in one of the most beautiful, rewarding, skill building dive courses you’ll ever take!

Cavern Diving is simply an amazing course in an amazing environment teaching you amazing skills like how to use a reel properly as a guideline into the overhead environment, proper gas management, how to handle out of air emergencies in the overhead environment, as well as silt out’s, lost line drills and much more.


Minimum 18 years old
Advanced Open Water Diver

What gear will you need?

Progressive scuba configuration (backplate or approved harness, DIN regulators rigged with proper hose lengths,  2 reels or spools, 2 cutting tools, primary light (Goodman handle mounted) and 2 backup flashlights (twist actuator lights, no switches),


We teach cavern and cave courses regularly. Contact the shop to find out when we are heading down to Florida, Mexico, or the Dominican Republic again. Vacation with Dan’s and earn your Cavern Diver Specialty today.

Cost: $325+HST includes Cavern Diving Manual

Training Agency:



Caverns exist in many dive spots all over the world and vary from freshwater springs, to ocean coastlines and volcanic islands. While these spots are  stunning and beautiful from a diver’s perspective they can be dangerous without the proper knowledge and skills to enter and explore them correctly.

If you’re ready for a challenge and want to develop the skills to safely explore a cavern, this is an exciting and incredibly rewarding course which will open up more diving possibilities and experiences for you as a diver.

Topics and skills you’ll cover include:

  • Line handling and protocol along with reel use inside a cavern
  • Other specialized equipment for cavern diving, such as lights and redundant breathing systems.
  • Avoiding disorientation and anti-silting techniques
  • Dive planning, including depth and distance limits and air management for cavern diving.

* Advanced Cavern & Cave Diving Courses are also available Ask Us for Details.


Here are some popular examples of courses commonly taken by graduates of this course:

  • Intro to Tech
  • Advanced Cavern
  • Cave 1
  • Tech 1
  • Sidemount or Technical Sidemount Diver
  • Cave 2
  • Trimix Diver
  • Rebreather Diver