in caves used to be a niche underwater activity, a dark art reserved for
pot-holers and spelunkers hoping to delve into an unpleasant muddy hole,
wearing some homemade equipment helping them shiver in the darkness for
an hour or two. How things have changed.
Cave diving has become a must-do activity open to everybody, with all
training agencies offering courses to dive in the many tourist cave
sites appearing world wide. Cave diving has gone upmarket too, while
cold awful sumps still exist, warm, incredible visibility and amazing
scenery are drawing divers from all over.
Inspired Training offers overhead training in any environment, from
Cavern diving to Full Cave and in numerous locations. The most popular
being Thailand, Bahamas, Majorca, Dominican Republic, Florida and of course the cenotes of Mexico.
complete training in traditional back-mounted double cylinders or the
highly fashionable side-mount configuration, even CCR.
offer 3 training courses:
Diver - 3 days 4 dives. Cost £495. Cavern training is the foundation course for overhead
environment diving. Training includes a day of academics and equipment
workshop also surface line drills. Depending on training agency, we offer
penetrations between 40-70 metres in 2 different caverns, all within the natural light zone
Cave Diver - the next step with a further 4
dives beyond the cavern zone. Using fully redundant scuba, the
penetrations are further, taking you into the rooms pictured on this
page. Totally amazing to think that such wonders are a few metres away
and almost a total secret to the thousands of divers that come to Maya
bay every week! Intro Cave last only 2 days, its has less academics than
Cavern, but much more line/reel work. Course costs £450
Full Cave Diver -
the final step. A further 8 dives in the overhead environment will see
candidates venturing back
into the myriad cave systems around the world. Using double tanks and triple
redundant light systems, divers will show perfect trim and buoyancy
while exploring often totally unexplored passages. The Cave systems
expect total respect if you venture inside. Failure inside the Cave can
exact a heavy price, this course is for the elite diver who wishes
to see inside the Devils belly! Full Cave takes 5 days
and costs £750.
The Full Cave package can be completed as a standalone complete package
including 12 dives spread over 6-7 days for £1200 inc tank rental
pre requisites...please enquire for complete details
and Cave diving is not for everybody...
tension in the guideline...not in the dive !