Up To Date Training Calendar

River House - Rivendell Accomodations

Cave Dive Florida is operated by Jim Wyatt, Technical Cave and Emergency First Responder instructor trainer offering personalized Cavern through full Cave diver classes as well as other advanced diver classes like Decompression Procedures, Advanced Nitrox, trimix, CCR Cave Diving, CCR open water diving, eSCR instructor classes, and Cave DPV.
If you want to learn to dive double tanks, a dry suit or to set up a technical diver rig we have a program designed especially for you.

 

We are now offering more options for your technical diver training needs in the beautiful Florida Keys. We are offering all of our technical diver classes with the exception of cavern & cave in Key Largo. We are partnering with Ocean Divers. If you are interested in wreck diving the USS Spiegel Grove, the USCG Duane, USCG Bibb or any of the reefs in the upper keys visit our site at TekDiveFloridaKeys

 

Jim@cavediveflorida.com
Call Jim at 352-363-0013


High Springs, Florida
The "Heart" of Cave Country

 

Take a look at my training calendar to see if the dates you want are available.
This calendar is always up to date.

If you have signed up for a class read this

NSS-CDS Webinar Cave Diving Overview


 

If you have already decided to take the plunge and get cave training give me a call. We have the most beautiful underwater caves in the U.S.A. right here in North Florida. Cave diving is an exhilirating activity and most people who complete their cave training report it is the best and most thorough recreational diver training they have ever undertaken. If you are ready for some fun and serious diving, we will help greatly increase your diving skills all the way around. Buoyancy control, breathing control, swim positioning, gear configuration refinements, awareness, decompression theory and much much more is in store for you!!

 

 

 

Instruction, lodging & dive packages

 

Follow the links below for more detailed course descriptions
See the Training calendar-This calendar is up to date.

Cavern Diver course.
(2 days). This course leads to certification as a cavern diver .
The cavern course is considered by most to be the foundation for all cave training. Your standard/basic open water gear is all you need to enroll in this class.



$400 course fee only


 

Intro/Basic Cave Diver course.
(3 days)
. This course leads to certification as an intro or basic cave diver.
Intro cave diver course is a single tank program. Basic Cave is a double tank program and leads to a cave certification for diving doubles in the cave environment.
Basic Cave expires 18 months after issue. Call Jim for details why this expires & how to renew
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$400 course fee only

 

Cavern/Intro/Basic Cave Diver course.
(4-5 days)
. This course leads to dual certification as a cavern and intro/basic cave diver.

$750 course fee only

Apprentice Cave Diver Course.
(3 days)
. This course leads to certification as an Apprentice cave diver. Participants
must be certified as Intro to cave or Basic Cave and at least to the Advanced Open water level and as a Nitrox diver prior to participation in this course. Experience and proficiency diving double tanks is also required.
Apprentice cave expires one year after issue. Call Jim for details why this expires & how to renew.



$450 course fee only

 

Cave Diver Course
(3 days)
This course leads to certification as a full cave diver. Participant must have an up to date apprentice certification. All divers must be certified at least to the Advanced Open water level and as a Nitrox diver prior to participation in this course.


 

$450 course fee only

 

DPV Pilot Cave Course
(2-4 days) . This Program is designed to provide training in the use of Diver Propulsion Vehicles in the Cave environment. Certifications through NSS-CDS, IANTD, and TDI.

Cave Dive Florida is a dealer for Silent-Submersion scooters and if you purchase your scooter from us your cave DPV course fee is included in the price of the scooter.

 

 

 

$450

We have a Silent Submersion
UV-18 available for your use in our DPV courses if you do not have your own DPV.

 

Cavern & Basic Cave with Advanced Nitrox Decompression Procedures Course (7 days)
This is one of our most commonly requested courses. There are 14 dives required at a minimum in order to complete this set of courses. All divers must be certified at least to the Advanced Open water level and nitrox prior to participation in this course.

 

$1150 course fee only

 

Stage Cave Diver. (2 days)This course is designed to teach divers how to safely extend penetration distance into cave systems using single or multiple stage bottles.

$400 course fee only

 

 

Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures combination course.
(4 days) 1 full day of classroom and 3 days of diving for 6 dives minimum. These are actually 2 separate courses and can be taught separately but they mesh very well being taught together.

These classes can be conducted in cave country or in Key Largo.


 

 

 

 

$750


Entry Level/Normoxic Trimix
(3-5 days) 4 dives minimum. Prerequisites: Advanced Nitrox & Deco Procedures and/or Extended Range.

These classes can be conducted in cave country or at Ocean Divers in Key Largo.

$1000

Pricing does not include trimix fills, books, or park entry fees

 

Advanced/Full Trimix (4-5 days) 4 dives minimum. Prerequisites: Entry level/normoxic trimix.

These classes can be conducted in cave country or in Key Largo.


$1200

Pricing does not include trimix fills, books or park entry fees

 


Closed Circuit Rebreather Class Air diluent
(6-7 days)


This class requires a minimum of 5 days by standards.

You will spend time in the classroom covering the theory of rebreathers, how and why they work, how to put one together, take it apart, clean it, diagnose and repair problems.

You will spend lots of hours in the water diving the rebreather and learning how to solve problems as they happen and more importantly how to prevent the problems from occurring in the first place.

If you are certified on any other CCR we can conduct a rEvo crossover in 3 days!

This class is usually conducted in cave country and in Key Largo. Most of the class being conducted in cave country.




$1500




Instructor Development programs from Open Water through Technical Cave, and Trimix, First Aid, CPR and AED. IANTD, PADI/DSAT, NSS-CDS programs.
We can certify you at all levels for the PADI/DSAT technical diver programs.

These classes can be conducted in cave country or in Key Largo except for cave.

Jim Wyatt & Tom Mount


 

Call for details

 

CCR-Cave certification program(6-7 days)

CCR Cave certification program - involves all facets of a regular cave diver training program integrating the Closed Circuit Rebreather instead of open circuit doubles.

Call Jim at 352-363-0013 to discuss details.

CCR-Cave

 

 


 

$1500.

CCR Cave crossover from open circuit requires a minimum of 6 cave dives over 4 days. Course fee is $750.

 

 

 


 

DSAT/PADI Tec-Rec Courses (3 days)
Tec-40, Tec-45, and Tec 50
See This Link for more detailed course descriptions
Call Jim for DSAT instructor training courses

These classes can be conducted in cave country or at Ocean Divers in Key Largo.

 

 

See This Link for pricing

Ccourse fees do not include textbooks, park entry fees, gas fills, rental equipment, trimix or certification processing. These prices are subject to change without notice. Course fees are due on day one of class and are payable in cash.

Reservations for classes are held with a deposit to my Paypal account at: Jim@cavediveflorida.com

See the paypal links below.

 

 

All divers participating in our training programs must have diver protection insurance. This is available through DAN or Dive Assure. Please contact Jim if you have questions about this coverage which is less than $100/year. Please bring proof of coverage with you as well as all of your relevant diver certification cards. Also if you answer YES to any questions on the medical questionnaire bring clearance to dive from your physician.

If you have registered for a class make sure you read THIS LINK

 

See a short video of Cave Country Dive Shop

 

Cavern Diver course description
Cave/Cavern Diver Guide Service
Introduction to Cave Diving course description
Why dive Nitrox?
Full Cave Diver course description
Cavern Tours
Gas Matching how and why
Read about my teaching philosophy
Read about the exploration of the Lost Sea
How to choose your instructor
Some useful formulas in a PDF document
Tom Mount's site
Read about Jim's diving background
Some useful formulas on a web page


See Our Training Calendar

 

 

Call Jim at 352-363-0013

Jim@cavediveflorida.com

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The balance of course fees are due on day one of the class and payable in cash only.

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Updated 14 Sept 2014

Preventing Cave Damage -- see the NSS-CDS brochure

East Coast Wreck Diving - onboard the M/V Tempest