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CDAA Deep Cavern Diver Course

Jan ’14
6:00 pm

This is the stepping stone course to get you Cave Diving and exploring the wonders of the Nullarbor Plain and Mount Gambier, South Australia.Perth Scuba Mexico Cave-3686

The Deep Cavern Course is the amalgamation of skills and knowledge necessary to safely dive in Cavern and Sink hole rated sites. Training covers areas that may have zero visibility and the potential for unlimited visibility. A maximum training depth of 40m is recommended. Your Deep Cavern Course includes an introduction to CDAA history, cave geology, equipment considerations, pre-dive checks and safety drills, buoyancy and anti-silting, communications, reel and guideline use, gas management and calculation, physiological considerations, access procedures, dive planning, emergency procedures, hazards, and accident analysis for $850pp.

The Deep Cavern course content will consist of the equivalent of five full days of theory and diving as a minimum. The Course structure is scheduled over non-consecutive days, evenings and weekends to suit most divers busy schedules.

Deep Cavern Diver Course Schedule:

Tuesday      7th January    Theory    from 6:00pm    Perth Scuba

Wednesday 8th January    Theory    from 6:00pm    Perth Scuba

Thursday     9th January    Theory    from 6:00pm    Perth Scuba

Saturday / Sunday 11 & 12 January    Diving – Full day    Swan River

Saturday / Sunday 18 & 19 January    Diving – Full day    Wellington Dam / Lake Stockton

Pre-requisites:Perth Scuba Mexico Cenotes-3458

Before commencement of a CDAA Deep Cavern diver training program the candidate must:

  1. Hold an Advanced Open Water level recreational SCUBA diver certification or equivalent and be qualified as an Open Water diver for a minimum of 12 months.
  2. Have logged a minimum of 25 dives (post Advanced Open Water level) totalling a minimum of 20 hours, including at least two night dives and five dives deeper than 25 metres.
  3. Be a minimum of 18 years old.
  4. Successfully complete a diving medical statement. If any contra-indications are flagged then a full diving medical examination will be required.
  5. Hold a Deep level recreational SCUBA diver certification or equivalent.

Cavern Site:

Defined as body of water which has a maximum depth of 20 metres, slight overhangs, near vertical ascents and where daylight is always visible (eg limestone caverns, dams, flooded quarries, lakes etc). The maximum linear penetration allowed is 40 metres from the surface.

Sink Hole Site:

Defined as a body of fresh water which can have large passages (no restrictions too small for two divers to swim adjacent to each other) and which exceeds 20 metres in depth. The maximum linear penetration allowed is 60 metres from the surface. The CDAA recommends a maximum depth of 40m on air.

To book your place on this limited course call Perth Scuba on 9455 4448 to secure your place with a deposit.

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