ProTec Sardinia ASD
Via Collodi 9
08020 Cala Gonone (NU) Sardegna, Italy

+39 3351680168


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Cavern Course

This course is the first step into the world of cave diving. It is suitable for all certified divers interested in navigating the cavern area. In Sardinia we can introduce you to several sites that are perfect for a thorough development of one’s abilities. In this program you will learn how to handle reels and lines, new equipment configurations, and new safety standards specific to the overhead environment.

Student Pre-requisites:

18 Years old (12 with parental signature and Advanced Junior Diver Certification)
IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
10 Logged dives

Course Layout:

Land Drills
Confined and Open Water Training
Cavern / Wreck dives
Final Exam


Minimum 4 days
8 Hours of theory
Minimum 4 dives
1 Training dive in shallow water


Daylight zone
60m/200 ft. Penetration
39m/130 ft. Max depth
No restrictions
No decompression
Rule of Thirds with one tank
Rule of Sixths with two tanks
4 Students per instructor

Necessary Equipment:

Twin Tanks with manifold and isolator valve
2 Independent regulators, both with first and second stages
1 With long hose (2m/7ft.) and an LPI
1 With short hose (~55 cm/22 in.) and SPG
Buoyancy compensator (Wing & Back Plate)
Mask and fins, no snorkel
1 Line cutter
1 Safety reel with a minimum of 30m of line
1 Primary reel with a minimum of 120m of line
1 Primary light
2 Backup lights
Dive computer, or timer and depth gauge
Writing board or wet notes
Waterproof diving table or backup dive computer
3 Directional arrows
6 Non-directional markers (cookies)