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PADI CAVERN DIVER SPECIALTY

Looking to explore hidden secrets in caverns around the world? If you like searching for adventure in the wildest of Burma diving places then you'll need your PADI Cavern Diver certification!

Diving the cavern at Shark Cave, Burma - photo courtesy of Jorgen Kam

Cavern diving is defined as any dive conducted within the light zone of a cave. The light zone is the area near the entrance of the cave where you can see natural light at all times. You'll go on 4 dives during the PADI Cavern Diving programme. During your first dive (which is conducted in open water), 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). Burma liveaboards are ideal for this course as there are many caverns such as at Western Rocky and Shark Cave.

The programme covers the knowledge and techniques of cavern diving and describes the dangers involved with cave diving (but 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
  • Information that describes the specific hazards of cavern diving including: anti-silting techniques, line entanglement and breakage, disorientation from permanent lines and emergency situations unique to caverns.

You need to be an Advanced Open Water Diver and at least 18 years old to enrol in this course.


Burma Diving Course Outline

Location: on board Burma liveaboards

Boat Dives: 4 - Integrated into your cruise

Duration: 2 days

Total Price (incl. all taxes): US$ 100 per person


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