Cave/Cavern

Cavern and Cave Diver

Cavern Diver

OVERVIEW

This course is to provide the diver with the fundamental skills and knowledge for cavern diving, and describes the dangers involved with cave diving. The course is to conform to the standards of the Cave Diving Section of the National Speleological Society and/or the National Association for Cave Diving or other NAUI recognized training standard.

WHO MAY TEACH

In order to be authorized to teach this course NAUI Instructors must qualify as instructors according to the standards of the Cave Diving Section of the National Speleological Society and/or the National Association for Cave Diving or other NAUI recognized organization with equivalent standards, that trains and qualifies instructors to teach in overhead environments.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

  • Age. Minimum is 18 years.
  • Certification: NAUI Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent is required. The instructor is to ensure adequate student knowledge and capability before any open water training and shall use skill or other evaluations to do so.

Cave Diver

OVERVIEW

This course extends the material presented in the Cavern Diving Course, and is to provide the diver with a basic understanding of the knowledge and skills required to minimize risks and gain experience in cave diving. The course is to conform to the standards of the National Speleological Society and/or the National Association for Cave Diving or other NAUI recognized training standard.

WHO MAY TEACH

In order to be authorized to teach this course NAUI Instructors must qualify as instructors according to the standards of the Cave Diving Section of the National Speleological Society and/or the National Association for Cave Diving or other NAUI recognized organization with equivalent standards, that trains and qualifies instructors to teach in over-head environments.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

  • Age. Minimum is 18 years.
  • Certification: NAUI Cavern Diver certification or the equivalent is required. The instructor is to ensure adequate student knowledge and capability before any open water training and shall use skill or other evaluations to do so.

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