PADI Specialty – Cavern Diver

C averns are really attractive for scuba divers but it can be dangerous That’s why PADI Cavern Diver Specialty gives you the skills to explore caverns. You will be able to go far into the cavern but you’ll also be in a safe zone to easily exit into the open water.

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DSD Program

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Continuing Education

Program Summary

Underwater visibility
Point of interest
Hard Colorful Corals
Shipwreck, Turtles, Sharks
Dive site shallowest depth
2 meters
40 meters
For Whom
Advanced Open Water
Marine life observation
During all dives
Be at least
Years old
Pgm maximum depth
All included

Day Trip Itinerary | PADI Cavern Diver Specialty

Koh Racha Yai Island, is the largest of the two islands located off the Southeastern coast of Phuket.Different kinds of corals can be spotted here with the Staghorn coral predominating in many areas. Marine life is rich and species such as Barracuda, Tuna and Milk Fish can be found in this area.

There are several interesting dive sites around Koh Racha Yai including Lucy’s Reef, Reef “Do little Do” where Stonefish and Batfish may be chanced upon. Not forgetting Marla’s mystery, a wreck that became home to Morays, Groupers and Lionfish.

  • 7h30 : Pick up at the hotel.
  • De 8h00 à 9h30 : Let’s go for one of Phuket islands with a breakfast on board
  • From 10 am to 11 pm : First Dive.
  • From 11 am to 12:30 pm :Hot buffet lunch would be served on board. Time for some snorkeling and sunbathing after lunch.
  • From 12:30 pm to 13:30 pm: Second Dive.
  • From 13:45 pm to 15:30 pm : Back to Chalong Pier.
  • 15:30 pm : Arrive at Chalong.
  • 16:00 pm: Back to the hotel
King Cruiser is now a famous recreational dive site. It lies at the depth of 32 meters in an upright position. The tip of King Cruiser lies at 15 meters. Till today, the wreck is still pretty much intact although some parts are corroded.

A recommended way for descent is by using the marine line from the surface. It would take you to the car deck from where you would be able to enter safely. Objects that can be spotted are machinery, engine trolley , picnic tables and tyres.

The wreck is covered by soft coral which houses many varieties of fish. Schools of Trevallies, Yellow Snappers, Barracudas, Tunas, Lionfish and Scorpion fish can be spotted especially at the bow. TurtlesBamboo sharks, the Giant Whale Sharks may be seen as well.

  • 7:30 am : Pick up et your hotel.
  • From 8:00 am to 9:30 am : Let’s go to King Cruiser with a breakfast on board.
  • From 10:00 am to 11:00 am : First Dive.
  •  11:30 am: Second Dive at Shark Point.
  •  12:30 am : Hot buffet lunch on board. After lunch there is time for snorkeling and sun bathing
  • 1:45 pm:  Third Dive at Koh Doc Mai.
  • 3:30 pm: Back to Chalong Pier.
  • 3:30 pm: Arrive at Chalong.
  • 4 pm : Back to the hotel

Program PADI Cavern Diver Specialty

You need to be at least 18 years old and to have the Advanced Open Water Certification to sign up for the PADI Cavern Diver Specialty.
The PADI Cavern Diver Specialty is composed of 4 dives. During the first one you will learn about line handling, reel use and how to manage an emergency outside the cavern. You will enjoy the 3 other dives by exploring caverns and practicing your skills.
PADI Cavern Diver Specialty teach you the use of technical equipement such as lights and redundant breathing systems.

You’ll know how to manage disorientation and anti-silting.

You will be able to plan your dives, the depth, distance limits and how to preserve your air during cavern dives.

Meet us at SSS Phuket, you can sign up for the PADI Cavern Diver Specialty and schedule the first course with your PADI instructor.
In addition to your scuba diving equipment, you will need a diving light, a smaller backup light, a reel and a line. Technical diving equipment is required for cavern diving, PADI instructor will help you to choose the appropriate gear.




Continuing Education

The possibilities to continue PADI Cavern Diver Specialty are: