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Get Cave Diving Training in Tulum, Mexico and Explore Secret Depths

Eager to explore overhead environments and new depths? Basic recreational diving skills, such as Open water certification will take you only to the cave entrance and not allow you to fully explore the caverns. Growing your experience and enhancing your technical diving abilities will let you go deeper into the cave system, beyond the sunlight reach to see the stalactite and stalagmite formations, never touched by light.

Let’s teach you the basics so that you can safely discover the beauty and serenity of underwater depths, no one else has ever seen before.

Koox Cave Dive Masters work in cooperation  with: International Diving Research and Exploration Organization (IDREO) & IANTD to bring you the quality cave diving education.

Special Offer for Courses in June, September, October and November 2017

Come for a cave or tech course with us in June, September, October and November 2017 – and get Free Accommodation. Contact us for a quote.

Cave diving limitations:

  • Cavern dive depth: up to 21 m / 70ft of depth
  • Cavern dive penetration:  in the “lightzone” up to 60m / 200ft into the cave system;

 

  • Cave dive depth: further away from the entrance;
  • Cave dive penetration: into the cave system beyond the sunlight reach;
  • Penetration is beyond “lightzone”
  • Cave or cave-like confined overhead environment is present
  • Cave diving certification is required for exploring caves, mines, wrecks;
  • DPV diving
  • For your own safety, please, do respect the cave and your own limitations.
  • Please do not overestimate your abilities.
  • Dive only as deep and as long as your current certification permits. (read more)

 

Cave diving training levels:

  • Cavern – introduction to overhead environment
  • Cave
  • Advanced cave

 

Let’s explore the underground water world

Cave Diving Courses – IDREO

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Group courses 3 people in a group, meeting point Koox Diving Shop

IDREO CAVE COURSESPRICES in USDDURATION
IDREO Cave Explorer 1from $10435 days
IDREO Cave Explorer 2from $10435 days
IDREO Full Cave Explorerfrom $12717 days
Private IDREO Coursepersonalised offerat your convenience

 

All prices are per person, in a group of 3 people. All courses include theory, practice, exam by a certified IDREO Explorer instructor, complete cave diving equipment, tanks and air Nitrox fills. Certification documents are delivered to the shop on the day of the course completion. All IDREO certifications are recognized worldwide.

For private courses, please contact us, so we can provide an exclusive offer for you.

Specialty training also available: PSCR, CCR and ApSCR Rebreather training in backmount, frontmount and sidemount White Arrow Rebreathers.

Specialized diving equipment rentals: high-end Technical and Cave Diving equipment, Rebreather, DPV are available for rent.

 

Cave Diving Courses – IANTD

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Group courses 3 people in a group, meeting point Koox Diving Shop

IANTD CAVE & MINE PROGRAMSPRICES in USDDURATION
IANTD Cavern / Overhead environmentfrom $250 / day3-4 days
IANTD Intro to Cave / Overhead environmentfrom $250 / day4-5 days
IANTD Cave Diver & Technical Cave Diverfrom $250 / day6 days
Private IANTD Coursepersonalised offerat your convenience

 

All prices are per person, in a group of  3 people. All courses  are taught by a certified IANTD instructor and include complete cave diving equipment, tanks and air Nitrox fills. Please mind that study materials and certification are not included in the price.

For private courses, please contact us, so we can provide an exclusive offer for you.

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  • How to become cave diving certified

1.Dive manuals and theory – online / offline sources: If you are eager to know how to train for cave diving, you will be happy to learn that the dive manuals and videos are already available online, so you can start your training immediately. Your cave diving adventure can start at home with the full set of diving manuals and videos. Home preparation can save you valuable time on site, when you are set for your practice course. Get a discounted Udemy IDREO cave course here and start now.
full set of diving manuals and videos. Home preparation can save you valuable time on site, when you are set for your practice course. Get a discounted Udemy IDREO cave course here and start now.
2. Cave diving requires special dive equipment configuration, suitable for confined overhead environment. It is a serious adventure, where the focus on safety is crucial due to the absence of natural light and distance from the cave entrance and the water surface.

  • Physical requirement, prerequisites and documentation

Minimum age: the minimum age is 18 years old. There is no maximum age, as long as you are in a good health condition.

Medical conditions statement: you sign a scuba medical form before your start the course confirming you’re fit to dive (PADI medical statement PDF). Please consult your physician, if you are not sure whether your health condition allows you to dive.

 

  • Minimum certification and experience

  • ♦ Minimum dives for cave diving – minimum of 20 logged dives
  • ♦ Advanced Open water certification
  • ♦ show that you can hover in water
  • ♦ show that you have good buoyancy

Everyone that meets these criteria qualifies for cave diving certification.

  • Learning materials

We recommend you have your set of learning materials with you when you are onsite for cave diving practice. This way you can ask any questions and discuss the subject matter with your instructor

  • What will you learn?

You will become familiar with safe penetration in confined water overhead environment, using special breathing equipment, guide line, torches and gear configuration. Most cave diving courses cover:

  • ♦ Use of guidelines
  • ♦ Cave environment penetration
  • ♦ Navigation
  • ♦ Diving gas management
  • ♦ Decompression techniques
  • ♦ Rebreathers
  • ♦ Sidemount / backmount equipment configuration
  • ♦ Cave dive planning

 

  • How long does it take to get cave diver certification?

Cave diving training usually takes about a week – 6-9 days for completion of a Full cave diving course with a minimum of 20 hours in water time, 4 different cave entrances and minimum penetration of 500 meters (1500 feet). Depending on the degree of certification and the diving gas mixtures and equipment configuration used, time for completion may vary. Practice and repetition are needed so that you can be a safer and more confident diver with every training session you have.

  • Tulum, Riviera Maya – one of the best places for cave diving training

Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen, Tulum etc) represent a natural area abundant in underwater cave formations. Each cenote, the world known sinkholes, is actually the entrance to a cave that can be observed from recreational divers, up to the lightzone, but also explored from the inside by certified cave divers. With more than 18 cenotes and some of the longest cave systems in the world such as : Dos Ojos, Taj ma,  Gran Cenote, Chac Mool and many more, Mexico and Yucatan peninsula it is definitely one of the best cave diving locations where you can learn and practice while on holiday.

  • What diving equipment is required?

There are many ways to modify your cave diving equipment configuration. These are just the essentials for a Cave Explorer IDREO class:

  • Backplate with Harness & Crotchstrap
  • Backmount Wing
  • Back mounted reg set up with 2 MT long hose
  • 1 Primary light (+4hr)
  • 1 Back up light (4hr each)
  • 1 Safety spool (80+mts)
  • 1 Jump spool (50+ MT)
  • 1 Primary reel (100+mts)
  • 3 Non directional markers
  • Wetnotes with pencil
  • Bottom timer and compass
  • Back up mask
  • Manifold Twin Tanks

Important: Respect the Cave and your own limitations

 

  • Already a master? Help other divers learn!

Now you have a solid base of underwater cave diving skills, why not become a dive instructor? Check the options: DEF instructor, IDREO instructor or a PADI Dive Master.

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