Cavern diving is defined as any dive conducted within the light zone of a cave. The light zone is area near the entrance of the cave where you can see natural light at all times. You’ll go on 4 scuba dives during the PADI Cavern Diving programme. During your first dive in an open water environment you’ll practice the use of lines and reels and emergency procedures.
The final 3 dives are conducted in the cavern environment. Your actual penetration-training dives are limited to within the light zone and within 40 metres from the surface (vertical and horizontal distance included).
The programme covers the knowledge and techniques of cavern diving and describes the dangers involved with cave diving (this is not a cave diving course). Topics covered include:
The planning, organisation, procedures and problems of cavern diving
Special equipment considerations including: lighting, guidelines, and redundant breathing systems
Proper body position and buoyancy control, and air-consumption management
By: Go Scuba Diving Athens (George Vandoros) / Vouliagmeni Lake, Athens
Prepare for activity
✔ The experience begins with a meeting at the diving center, usually in the morning, where we get to know each other. Then follows a theoretical introductory briefing, focused on the correct use of the equipment. We analyze and some basic principles of diving and under water communication. At the beach, you wear your equipment with the help of the instructor. First, we will get into the water at shallow depth, and exercises will be performed until you feel comfortable and become familiar with the diving equipment.
Get ready to learn:
✔ The basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive underwater.
✔ Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear
✔ Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater
✔ Learn skills that you’ll use during every dive
✔ Have fun swimming around and exploring
Your diving center will provide all the basic scuba gear you’ll use including:
✔ buoyancy control device
✔ dive gauges and a tank
What should you bring
✔ Body Sunscreen
Your next activity
✔ PADI Cavern Course