No solo diving is allowed. All Divers must have a dive buddy. The only exception to this rule is if you are a Certified Full Cave Diver.
All divers must register at the Dive Shop, pay applicable diving fees and sign a waiver/release form (minor’s forms require the signature of a custodial, parent or legal guardian; if a custodial, parent or legal guardian will not be accompanying the minor to Vortex Spring Adventures, the parent or guardian must have his or her signature notarized.)The minimum age for scuba diving is 10, regardless of supervision or certification. All minors must dive with a certified adult, regardless of whether the minor is certified.Divers must be able to show proof of certification from a recognized agency or be under direct instructor supervision.Divers must read and abide by all posted diving rules Divers must follow all generally accepted safe diving practices.Divers may not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Absolutely no cave diving is permitted except by certified cave divers. Any diver who is not a certified instructor in active teaching status with a recognized agency, who attempts to teach non-divers to scuba dive (including allowing such persons to breathe from an alternate air source or “octopus” second stage) is subject to immediate expulsion from the Property. Violators are subject to immediate expulsion from the property. Vortex Spring Adventures reserves the right to require onsite fills. We do not combine or “marry” certification cards. No personal compressors surface supplied or “umbilical” diving equipment.
WARNING: There are inherent risks involved in outdoor activities; risks which may not be visible or foreseeable, including dangerous, unpredictable and changeable weather, lightning, thunder, bee hives, falling limbs and trees, shallow waters, rocks, hard fallen timber, snakes and other wild animals as well as other natural hazards and dangers. Consumption of alcohol may impair your judgment and reduce your ability to effectively manage the risks of swimming, camping and other water and land activities.