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We are immensely proud to announce the release of our cave programs. We secured the expertise of cave divers extraordinaire, Steve Lewis and Jill Heinerth to pen the cave range of manuals.
We have released Cave 1 and 2 Diver and Instructor and Cave IT. All the cave programs are technical open circuit and must be completed using twinset or sidemount configuration.
The cave 1 is the cave fundamentals course and includes a range of modern manuals with quizzes and exams. The skills learned in this course are focussed on diving cave safely and responding to emergencies while in the overhead. Divers are certified to make limited penetrations of up to 300 metres/1000 feet and can make one Tee to explore a passage. There are no gaps, or jumps included in cave 1, but we have allowed divers to use the rule of thirds rather than sixths.
The Cave 2 program is a complex navigation course and expands on knowledge and skills already mastered in the Cave 1 program. The manuals are rich in graphics depicting jumps, gaps, tees, traverses, circuits, etc. Penetration is not limited and to that end, divers may complete limited decompression and use one stage cylinder.