Would you ever consider getting Cave certified?

+1 vote
asked Feb 17, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Deepbeastbeneath (100 points)
Not just the Cavern certification but the full blown, no visible light source, deep in a cave certification.

7 Answers

+2 votes
answered Feb 22, 2017 by ricom (175 points)
I'd consider it, but I'd really have to ease my way into it until I was sure I was comfortable and I felt it was within my limits.  For me, it is not the lack of light that scares me, it is the not having an easy way to emergency ascend if something went wrong.  That's what really gives me pause.  I mean hopefully you would never encounter that kind of situation, but it at least make my heart skip a beat thinking about it.  It doesn't help when you see the you tube video of that expert cave diver who got entangled in line and couldn't make it back to the surface.  I agree with aleggzander that the other pictures and videos are definitely amazing.
+2 votes
answered Jun 13, 2017 by Lietzke00 (713 points)
I wouldn't, but I was never going to be a cave diver anyway-- not enough interest for me. I dive more for animals, corals, and wrecks. I've been diving in some cenotes in Mexico, and that was all the "cave" diving I cared for. Also, like ricom's answer below, I'm wary of being in an overhead environment with no easy access to the surface if something goes wrong.

I haven't tried full wreck diving (going inside the wreck) yet; I may not like that kind of overhead environment either.
+1 vote
answered Apr 24, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I would, not that I will ever go in a cave with no vis. I can see where the training could be very valuable in an emergency. I am a Divemaster/Rescue diver and am in the middle of my sidemount certification. My Instructor is a big fan of cave diving and is trying to talk me into it. There are Cenotes in Mexico that are not real deep that will give good cave experiences and are pretty safe. I'm not going to do something stupid.
commented Jun 14, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I am a Divemaster/Rescue diver also. Finished my sidemount cert about a month ago and really like it. I have no intention of cave diving tho. I did the side mount cert because it look comfortable and all the extra air. My wife has gills and uses no air so now I can stay as long as she does.
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answered Feb 17, 2017 by aleggzander (55 points)
Before having my two year old daughter, I would have considered it. Now, not a chance. I'll stick to looking at the mesmerizing pictures and videos from the brave souls who choose to go in.
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answered May 25, 2017 by Jillian Myers (708 points)
No, never. That just doesn't seem like fun to me
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answered Jun 16, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Nope. Not interested. Pretty scary to me.
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answered Jul 30, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
If I was a lot younger I would certainly consider getting cave certified.
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