Up To Date Training Calendar

 

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.

 

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.

Rum Island Accomodations

Other Lodging Options Nearby

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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

See our all inclusive cavern diver training package which includes lodging, instruction and gas fills. Cavern Diver Package

 

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

See our all inclusive basic/intro to cave diver training package which includes lodging, instruction and gas fills. Basic/Intro to Cave Package

 

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

See our all inclusive cavern diver/Intro or basic cave training package which includes lodging, instruction and gas fills. Cavern/Basic Cave Training Package

 

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

See our all inclusive apprentice cave training package which includes lodging, instruction and gas fills.
Apprentice Cave Training Package

 

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

See our all inclusive apprentice/full cave diver training package which includes lodging, instruction and gas fills.
Apprentice/Full Cave diver training package

 

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.

 

 

 

$500

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

See our all inclusive training package which includes lodging, instruction and gas fills. Cavern/Basic/Deco Procedures
Advanced Nitrox Course Combo Package

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

Package deal for lodging, gas and instruction available at the same rate as the cavern diver package.

 

 

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.


 

 

 

 

$750


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

$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.


$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!




$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.

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

 

 

See This Link for pricing

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

Reservations for classes and lodging is 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
See Other Images around Cave Country
Read about the exploration of the Lost Sea
How to choose your instructor
Some useful formulas in a PDF document
Tom Mount's site
Photo gallery (loads slow)
North Florida Springs Alliance
Read about Jim's diving background
Some useful formulas on a web page
Visit Cave Country Dive Shop


See Our Training Calendar

 

 

Call Jim at 352-363-0013

Jim@cavediveflorida.com

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Updated 22 March 2014

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