The PADI Cavern Specialty course gives you the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly – allowing you to enter far enough for adventure, but staying within the light zone for an easy exit to open water. Caverns exist in many areas where scuba divers venture – from freshwater springs to volcanic island walls and limestone coasts. In these locations you’ll find large, dark spaces that seem incredibly inviting, yet are potentially dangerous. 


  • Must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or the equivalent from a recognized dive organisation.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be in good health (Divers with a history of medical illness must obtain a certificate from a doctor allowing them to dive.)


  • Day 1: 9 AM – 1 PM: Knowledge Reviews and Exam with 1 Confined Training Dive. 
  • Day 2: 7 AM – 3 PM: Knowledge Reviews with 2 Cenote Training Dives.
  • Day 3: 7 AM – 3 PM: Knowledge Reviews with 2 Cenote Training Dives. 

*Students should wait at least 18 hours after their last dive before flying.

Medical Statement

Divers may check the Medical Statement here in advance. A doctors certificate is only required when:

* The candidate can answer ‘YES’ to any item on the statement

Please go to this link to download the Medical Statement. If you can answer ‘YES’ to any item please take a copy of this statement and present it to the doctor for him to sign.

What's Included...

  • PADI Certification Fees.
  • The PADI Cavern Specialty Required Tools.
  • Cenote Entrance Fees.
  • Return Transport from the Playa del Carmen Ferry to the Cenotes.
  • Tanks, Weights, Flashlights and Wetsuit.
  • Experienced & Knowledgeable Certified Instructor.
  • Snacks & Drinks.
  • Lunch in a Traditional Mexican Restaurant (no soggy sandwiches).

What's not Included...

  • Return Transportation from your Hotel to the Jungle Divers Dive Center or Playa del Carmen Ferry.
  • Dive Equipment and Dive Computer.
  • Towels (we rent towels)
  • Gratuities

Ready for a challenge? You’ll complete four scuba dives with the first focused on line handling, reel use and emergency procedures outside a cavern; and the next three dives put your new skills to use inside a cavern. You’ll also learn about:

  • Other specialized equipment for cavern diving, such as lights and redundant breathing systems.
  • Avoiding disorientation and anti-silting techniques.
  • Dive planning, including depth and distance limits and air management for cavern diving.