Extended Range Cavern Diving

Do you dream of diving the crystal-clear waters of a Mexican cenote or exploring caverns in the Mediterranean? Become an SSI Cavern Diver and discover the thrill of leaving direct access to the surface behind! Learn all you need to independently plan and conduct cavern dives within the light zone to depths shallower than 40 meters.

Make your Mexican cenote diving dreams a reality; start your Cavern Diving course today!

Facts and Training Standards

The SSI Cavern Diving course gives you a small glimpse into the exciting world of cave diving. As a cavern diver, you will learn how to use cavern diving equipment, gas management concepts, and buddy team skills to safely conduct cavern penetration dives. The SSI Cavern Diving certification trains you to dive in caverns within the light zone to less than 40 meters deep.

From the grandest Mexican cenote to the widest Mediterranean cavern, becoming a cavern diver allows you to experience it all. The world is full of exciting caverns just waiting to be explored, and the SSI Cavern Diver certification is your ticket to experience it all! Start the SSI Cavern Diving program online today!

Minimum Age for Participation 16
Amount of Academic Sessions 7
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 1
Amount of Open Water Dives 4
Maximum Training Depth 40m / 130ft
Suggested Duration of the Training Program 12 h
Progam is available for those configurations Twin, Sidemount, SCR, CCR

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Continue your Extended Range Training

SSI Extended Range offers specific training materials with exciting, cutting-edge manuals developed by industry professionals with decades of technical diving experience. Continue your technical diving training with one of SSI’s many Extended Range specialties. As with all SSI programs, XR is designed to fit your schedule. Training is flexible to match your goals and objectives.

With the new sense of confidence and control gained from your Cavern Diver course, you are ready to delve deeper into the world of tec diving. Go further and explore caves the way you never have before with the Cave Diver and Full Cave Diver specialties. Or, challenge yourself in another type of overhead environment with Extended Range Wreck Diving and Technical Wreck Diving.

Learn technical diving with SSI

SSI has developed specific training materials with exciting, cutting edge manuals developed by industry professionals with decades of technical diving experience. As with all SSI programs XR is designed to fit your schedule. Training is flexible to match your goals and objectives.

With the range of SSI XR open circuit programs providing training in either sidemount or twinset configurations, you can develop your skills up to a maximum depth of 100 meters / 330 feet. During your XR program your instructor will cover everything from supreme buoyancy, propulsion, equipment management, and effective decompression.

Learn how to extend your dive times by joining the growing community of Mares Horizon semi-closed rebreather divers. With both no-decompression and decompression programs available on this light-weight, simple unit, you will never look back to blowing bubbles again. Explore the silent world with the SSI closed-circuit rebreather programs. With a continuum of training programs available from 30 to 100 meters / 100 - 330 feet on either the rEvo, JJ, SF2, AP Inspiration or the Poseidon CCR units, you can find the perfect pathway that suits your diving needs. You will learn and master new skills designed to enhance your safety and enjoyment using this new equipment design.

Academically you can advance your knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, and theories specific to diving safely in an overhead environment. Explorers will love the SSI overhead program options of either diving in a wreck, cave or mine. You will adapt your existing equipment or be introduced to new equipment concepts and the technically oriented dive configuration to make exploration of the overhead environment safe and rewarding.

SSI has invested in the development of specific technical diving training materials with exciting, cutting edge manuals that include review sessions, a specific XR logbook, and wetnotes. All XR programs and training materials were developed by industry professionals with decades of XR and technical diving experience. As with all SSI programs, XR works to fit your schedule. Training is flexible to match your goals and objectives.