PADI Cavern Speciality
There are caverns in many of the areas where divers venture: the Cenotes in the Rivera Maya, fresh water springs to walls on volcanic islands and limestone coasts.
In these places, you’ll find large dark spaces that seem to invite you to enter, but that are potentially dangerous.
The PADI Caverns specialty course provides you with the knowledge and techniques necessary to explore caverns properly – allowing you to get in enough to enjoy the adventure, but staying within the lighted area for easy exit to open water.
Course content :
Ready for a challenge? You’ll carry out four dives, the first one dedicated to the handling of ropes, the use of reels and emergency procedures outside a cave; And the next three dives make you use these new techniques inside a cave. You’ll also learn about:
- Other specialized equipment for cave diving, such as flashlights and redundant breathing systems.
- Avoiding disorientation and techniques not to remove sediment.
Dive planning, including depth and distance limits and air management for cave diving.
Includes: 4 Cavern Dives (Cenotes); Full Equipment (reel, flashlights, compas); PADI Cavern Specialty Manual; PADI Certification; Cenote entrances; transportation (consult if it applies to your area); snacks and water.
Requirements : A minimum age of 16 years; good state of health; not taking flights at least 18 hours after your last dive; PADI Open Water Certification. If you still don’t have it check out Advanced PADI.
Where will we meet? If you’re in Playa del Carmen’s city center, we’ll pick you up for no extra cost. So, in case you’re staying anywhere else, we’ll have a meeting point.
Don’t have time for a full course but want to explore the caves of the region? Click here: Cenotes Diving.
Take a look at our vimeo channel to see a couple of videos of our dives.