UTD CAVE WEEK 2024

Join us for an unforgettable week of exploration, learning, and community at UTD Cave Week 2024 November 11th through 15th in Marianna, Florida.

 

Team Diving At Its Finest

With UTD divers attending from around the world, experience Team Diving at its peak as we dive three incredible Florida cave systems: Jackson Blue, Twin Caves, and Hole in the Wall.

Including boat and park entrances to the caves, nightly firepits, daily lectures, a full service fill station, concierge meal plan, and your UTD community around you; this experience is designed to be a unique opportunity to simply “show up and dive.”

Bring yourself, bring your REMs, and bring a story to share around the campfire.

Note: UTD Cave Week is limited to 10 divers on a first come, first serve basis. We anticipate this week to sell out fast. Please don’t wait and secure your spot early.

Here’s what is included:

Exclusive Access and Accommodations

  • Unlimited Access to Jackson Blue, Twin Caves, and Hole in the Wall.
  • Comfortable Accommodations with single bed lodging.
  • Full Board including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks to keep you energized.

Comprehensive Diving Support:

  • All Gas Fills and Tank Rentals included
  • For Open Circuit (OC) divers:
    • Twinset rental (108s or 85s)
    • Two nitrox 32% fills in doubles per day
  • For Closed Circuit (CC) divers:
    • Double LP50 with LOLA and 3L O2, or Double AL40s and 3L O2 rental
    • One O2 fill/top up, one diluent top up, and one Sofnolime fill per day

Enriching Workshops and Lectures:

  • Daily Sessions covering topics like:
  • Cave surveying techniques
  • The rich history of scuba diving at Jackson Blue CaveInsights into the UTD Independent Instructor Academy
  • Additional topics to be announced

Community and Connection:

  • Nightly Community Fire Pits to share stories and experiences.
  • Exclusive UTD Cave Week 2024 merch to commemorate your adventure.

Also available for rental on site:

  • Stage Cylinders (AL80)
  • Deco Cylinders (AL40)
  • Stage/Deco Regulators
  • Trimix Fills
  • O2 Fills (Open Circuit)
  • DPVs/Scooters

Grab this opportunity to dive into these majestic cave systems, expand your knowledge, and connect with fellow UTD divers from around the world. Reserve your spot today and be part of UTD Cave Week 2024.

SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR CAVE WEEK 2024.
THE COST IS $1500 USD PER DIVER.


About The Cave Systems

Jackson Blue (“JB” as it is commonly referred to) holds a special place in cave diving history as it was originally explored and surveyed by Sheck Exley. “JB” is accessible from land and provides constant temperature, crystal-clear water, and an intricate system of passages and chambers to explore.

Just up the pond about 500 yards from Jackson Blue is “Twin Caves.” Twin provides an incredible “Subway Tunnel” extending back several hundred feet from the entrance of the cave and provides 3 unique passages to explore.

Further down the pond is “Hole in the Wall.” This cave starts with a large chimney down to about 80 feet where there are two passages – upstream and downstream. Each passage hosts large, open, and incredible chambers to explore.

About The Facility

The Overhead Environment is located in Marianna, FL within a five minute drive to Jackson Blue Springs Cave System.

With a full service fill station, nightly community firepits, the Cave Concierge meal plan, free wifi, and ample space to take care of your gear; it is an ideal operation to host UTD Cave Week 2024.

Your UTD Cave Week Hosts

Ben Bos

Position: Training Director / Tech Instructor / Instructor Trainer
Email: ben@utdscubadiving.com
Can Teach: All Foundational, All Technical, Side Mount, IDC

Teaching these classes:

Recreational Classes Tech, Overhead, and RB Classes Leadership Classes
Extreme Scuba Makeover
Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Recreational 1
Recreational 2
Recreational 3
Essentials of Recreational Diving – Back Mount
Essentials of Recreational Diving – Side Mount
Essentials of Scientific Diving
Drysuit Diver
Nitrox Diver
Recreational Wreck Diver
SMB MINI
Propulsion MINI
Side Mount MINI
Navigation MINI
Night MINI
Scooter
Underwater Video and Photo Storytelling
Rescue Diver
First Aid/CPR/AED/O2 Provider
Essentials of Technical Diving – Back Mount
Essentials of Technical Diving – Side Mount
Doubles MINI – Back Mount
Doubles MINI – Side Mount
Stage MINI
Techreational Diver
Tech 1
Two-Bottle Endorsement for Tech 1
Tech 2
Tech 3
Tech Gold
Essentials of Rebreather Diving
mCCR
Ratio Deco 3.0
Technical Gas Blender
Cylinder and Valve Technician
Dry Suit Repair Technician
Regulator Repair Technician
Overhead Protocols
Cave 1
Cave 2 – Full Cave
Cave 3
Cave Gold
Wreck 1
Wreck 2
Wreck 3
Wreck Gold
Guide Line MINI
Overhead Scooter
mCCR Overhead
Divemaster / Coach
IDC Prep
Foundational IDC
Technical IDC
Overhead IDC
Side Mount IDC
IT Prep
Instructor Gold
Internship-Qualified Instructor
Instructor Requalification
Instructor Trainer

Ben Bos

Training Director / Tech Instructor / Instructor Trainer

Skanderborg, Denmark

Jay Gardner

Position: Foundational Instructor and Scuba Coach
Email: jay@utdscubadiving.com

Jay Gardner is a dedicated diver, a DAN instructor, and a Dive Professional for UTD Scuba Diving, a training agency that is committed to building thinking divers. He is the founder of Team Sixgill, a DIR dive team based in Texas and a part of the Texas Underwater Survey Project. Jay is the co-host of The Dive Table Podcast where each week he brings his unique perspective and entrepreneurial experience to the show.

Rec Classes
Extreme Scuba Makeover
Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Recreational 1
Recreational 2
Essentials of Recreational Diving – Back Mount
Essentials of Recreational Diving – Side Mount
Essentials of Technical Diving – Back Mount
Essentials of Technical Diving – Side Mount
IDC Prep
Drysuit Diver
Nitrox Diver
SMB MINI
Propulsion MINI
Side Mount MINI
Navigation MINI
Night MINI
Scooter
Rescue Diver
First Aid/CPR/AED/O2 Provider

Jay Gardner

Foundational Instructor and Scuba Coach

San Diego, CA, USA

2024 Cave Week Registration, Medical History Form, and Waiver (Must be 18 or older.)

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  • UTD General Release of Liability and Covenant Not to Sue for Recreational, Technical and Overhead Environment SCUBA Diving, Zuba Diving, and Snorkeling.

    In consideration of permitting me to participate in SCUBA diving or any other in-water activities, including preparation to enter the water, in-water, and post water activities:
  • BY WAY OF MY VOLUNTARY DIGITAL SUBMISSION, I AGREE THAT I HAVE FULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT NOT TO SUE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY IT.

UTD Cave Week. Be an Amazing Cave Diver.

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