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    Hi all. I'm hoping to start Cavern training this fall with a buddy of mine and I'm wanting to get recommendations as far as location goes (Florida). Are there locations that are more ideal than others? I've only really researched Ginnie and Vortex, but I'm open to suggestions.

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    most training is done in Luraville, fl or Marianna, Fl
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    The ballroom at Ginnie Springs (near High Springs) is the most ideal training site for cavern training IMO.
    Jim Wyatt
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    www.cavediveflorida.com

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    I agree with Jim.

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    Ginnie Springs with a couple other nearby sites. Jim has a great shop in the area that offers top notch training as well. He is even a good enough person to not self promote on the board.

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    The Luraville/High springs area makes sense as you are in range of several great caverns.


    As Jim notes, the Ginnie Ballroom is a great place to do an initial cavern dive and work out the line running and gas sharing kinks.

    Orange grove gets you into something distinctly different as does Madison Blue.

    Cow has one of the prettiest caverns around and is another great place to experience something different - in this case lots of break down.

    P3 also has a great cavern but the viz could be a limiting factor.

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    Morrison and Jackson Blue should top the list of great cavern training spots IMO.

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    Pick the instructor you want. Do some research. They will tell you where the training will be. I think the instructor is much more important than where you do it. After Training, you will know a couple spots and can go from there.

    My 2 cents.
    Steve Harbin
    Richmond, TX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skorpiov View Post
    Pick the instructor you want. Do some research. They will tell you where the training will be. I think the instructor is much more important than where you do it. After Training, you will know a couple spots and can go from there.
    That's a good point. I really really want to do this the right way!

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    I will take my cavern/Intro in May. The thought is still fresh in my head. Good luck and be safe.
    Steve Harbin
    Richmond, TX


 

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