Cave training

Our training is designed to prepare divers for the rigors of the underwater cave environment, and to establish an appreciation of its subtle dangers. With a strong focus on environmental awareness and cave conservation, we offer robust and challenging scenario based training designed to develop solid skill-sets, situational awareness, strong personal and team capacity, along with realistic advanced problem resolution. And perhaps most importantly, FUN is a big part of what we do as well :-)

We believe that the current “zero to hero” training approach that pervades the industry is both dangerous and ultimately unfulfilling for the prospective cave diver, we prefer to take a more modular approach to training. We recommend a 2 phase approach to cave diver training, starting with a Cavern Diver/Intro to Cave Diver program. On a subsequent trip, or after some experience at that introductory level, a Full Cave/Technical Cave Diver program would round out your education with stage diving techniques and oxygen deco.

If you don’t currently have very solid foundational skills (buoyancy, trim and propulsion) before embarking on cave diver training, we would suggest that you invest the time in an Essentials or GUE Fundamentals program.

We seek not to simply certify cave divers, but to develop competent and thoughtful divers that will ultimately grow to be our dive partners/team mates for the future.

Cave Training Programs (IANTD and TDI) Daily Rate Min. Duration
Essentials (Intro to Tech) Diver 250 USD 3 days
Sidemount Diver 250 USD 3 days
Cavern Diver 250 USD 3 days
Intro to Caver Diver 250 USD 3 days
Full Cave Diver 250 USD 4 days
Stage Cave Diver 250 USD 3 days
Multi-Stage Diver 250 USD 3 days
Technical Cave Diver 270 USD 3 days
Advanced Cave Sidemount Diver 250 USD 3 days
DPV Cave Diver 250 USD 3-6 days

 Note: DPV's are available to rent at an additional $85 per day.

 

Combined Programs Daily Rate Min. Duration
Essentials or Sidemount + Cavern Diver 250 USD 5 days
Cavern + Intro to Cave Diver 250 USD 5 days
Essentials or Sidemount + Cavern Diver + Intro to Cave 250 USD 7 days
Cavern + Intro to Cave + Full Cave 250 USD 8-10 days
Full Cave + Technical Cave 250 USD 5 days
Stage + Multi-Stage Diver 250 USD 5 days

Please note:
Included in our daily rate prices are transport, training fees, tanks, nitrox (back gas and deco gas), and cenote entrances. Not included in our daily rate prices are boat fees, DPV rental and Helium based gases.

Paper manuals are not included, but we can advise on where to download from, and additionally, we will provide you with a download file of supplemental information.

Certifications are an additional $25-$40 USD, depending on training agency.