Cavern with Two Travelers

Adventure Outfitters was lucky enough to be selected by PADI to work with two fabulous women travelers, Alex and Heather. The two ladies were off on an adventure to discover more than the famous Florida beaches, the Florida springs!

Alex Baacus has a travel blogging site: Alex in Wanderland where she shares her adventures. She describes herself as, “New York native who left my home to explore the world slowly and thoroughly. I’m just a little obsessed with photography, scuba diving, and reading guidebooks to countries I have no immediate plans to visit.”

Heather Holt is a world-famous photographer who resides in the Cayman Islands for part of the year. See her travel photography portfolio, Heather Holt Photography.

Read Alex’s story below:

We had such a great time with these two ladies! “They have life figured out right!” said instructor Anna Blevins. “We are thrilled that PADI would give us the chance to work with these ladies and show them the, often hidden, magic of the Florida springs and how cavern can bridge the gap between an open water diver and a more advanced diver. We love taking students to the next level and showing them new experiences.”

Adventure Outfitters conducts its Cavern in a three-day course including:

  • One classroom session with land line drills
  • Two cavern dives
  • Two-student maximum for this course

In this course you will learn:

  • Cavern navigation and line protocols
  • Planning, organization, techniques, problems and hazards of cavern diving
  • Special equipment use, such as lights, guidelines, reels and redundant breathing systems
  • Air sharing, disorientation, silting, line problems and other emergency procedures specific to cavern diving
  • Silt prevention, buoyancy control, air management and emergency procedures
  • Depth and distant limits for cavern diving

This course is required prior to starting cave or overhead environment classes. Learn more by emailing us at