As a Cavern Instructor you get to take your students from the open water into the exciting realm of overhead diving. As you know a high level of skill and awareness is required to dive safely in these environments, teaching these courses is both challenging and rewarding, few people get to call caverns their workplace.
The cavern instructor course is available to instructors that are also full cave divers, the course is a combination of instructor and candidate classroom presentations, equipment, dive planning and line workshops, shallow water skill diving, and cavern diving.
The course goals for the diver level are as noted below, our task on the instructor program is to ensure you are fully prepared to safely guide your students to these goals;
1. The planning, organization procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of cavern diving
2. Special equipment considerations including, but not limited to: lighting, guidelines, reel handling and redundant breathing systems
3. Proper body position and buoyancy control, air-consumption management and emergency procedures
4. Information that describes the specific hazards of cavern diving should include, but not be limited to: silting, line entanglement and breakage, disorientation from permanent lines and emergency situations unique to cavern d
Before attending the course students are required to have a medical screening by a licensed physician, you will need to present the course director a signed medical clearance form before any training. You must also be a teaching status PADI Instructor (OWSI or higher), and you must be a certified cave diver with a recognized organization.
Course materials are included in the course costs, whilst no formal e-learning program exists for this level we can send advance copies of materials presented in class. We will provide you with additional non course related reading when you book your courses via our online classroom.
The course fee is 15,000 PHP, use of your own equipment is highly recommended, if you need rental equipment please let us know when booking. Also not included are the PADI registration fees, please ask us for up to date costs on these when booking.
Contact the Course Director as early as possible, we can only accept a limited number of students on to each program, it is wise to book your preferred date in advance.
Please provide as much of the following information as possible when you book.
Total number of dives you have done
Number of dives you have done in cavern or caves
What technical certifications do you hold
How long you have been diving
Any significant gaps in your diving
What equipment you will need
We have a limited number of twin bed fan dormitory rooms for 2500 PHP per person, per week. These come with a kitchenette and bathroom, simple backpacker style.
If you prefer something else we work with a number of local resorts and hotels, or you might like to check services like, AirBNB we can help with local information if needed.
A typical hotel room starts from 1500 per night and up, the average would be around 2000 PHP. A typical self service monthly rental room or studio from 10,000 PHP and up, the average around 15000 PHP per month.
See here for more information on accommodation.