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We are nestled in the middle of Cave Country with access to many of the freshwater springs.

North Florida Cave Training

Welcome to North Florida Cave Training, where a legacy of commitment to excellence in dive education, equipment, and travel has defined our professional staff. Our mission is clear: to provide you with unparalleled personal service, ensuring that your diving experience surpasses the ordinary and becomes truly extraordinary. We understand that the “extra” we do for our customers makes all the difference. Our team guides decisions aligning with your diving goals and financial needs, ensuring informed choices and personalized support.

Opt for our services, and you embark on more than just a dive education investment. You become part of a community that deeply esteems safety, quality, and top-notch service. We take pride in offering a range of safe, high-quality diving equipment across various price ranges, guaranteeing the reliability of our products and the transparency of our pricing. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced diver, you can train with confidence at our facility, knowing that you’re supported by a team committed to your success.

We extend our sincere gratitude to our customers for their business, loyalty, and unwavering support over the years. With us, it’s not just about transactions – it’s about building lasting friendships within the diving community. Explore the depths confidently and with camaraderie. We uphold a legacy of excellence in dive education, equipment, and travel. Join us!


Paul Hobbs
Paul Hobbs
I came into this niche world not knowing anything about cave diving or those who taught it. After a frustrating run with a different instructor, I finally hired North Florida Cave Training (Timmy Young) to take over. Not only did he teach me how to be a safe and competent cave diver, using his decades of expertise he was able to diagnose what had been holding me back for over a year. I owe so much more than a couple of certifications to this instructor and his wife. I wouldn't recommend anyone else to handle whatever diving certification you happen to be going for.
Jacob Grabowski
Jacob Grabowski
I like to think of myself as an intermediate diver; PADI Rescue and a few specialties, TDI Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures, 150 dives in a dozen countries, etc. This year I took TDI Advanced Wreck, Cavern, and GUE Fundamentals, but felt like I’d really hit a wall in technical diving wrt my buoyancy/trim/propulsion techniques. Went to Timmy to attempt Intro to Cave and ended up getting some of the best help I’ve received since starting on the tech diving journey. Pretty much anyone can become a diving instructor but you just can’t fake experience, patience, and a knack for working with students. It’s also worth mentioning that he does his own fills, so you don’t have to make additional trips for tanks/fills. There’s something reassuring about breathing the same gas as the guy doing the fills- like a chef that eats their own food. As a bonus he’s a pretty amusing character and has a friendly personality that makes the hours or days you’ll spend together not just painless but enjoyable.
Alex Wallis
Alex Wallis
Timmy Young is an excellent instructor that tailors his teaching to the way you learn. I am a very new diver but I have taken several courses. Hands down he is the best instructor I've had so far and I will be going back to him for more advanced training. If you are looking to get certified, look no further and don't buy anything until consulting with him! If you are already certified don't hesitate to take an advanced course from him. He builds a solid foundation and makes you practice the skills YOU need to be a better diver. I am a far more confident diver after taking his cavern course and I trust the gear I have. Highly recommend.
David Johnson
David Johnson
Timmy Young is an amazing Instructor, Knowledgeable, Professional, Patient and truly cares that You are receiving the best training. I was open water certified back in the 90s and had not been diving in over 20 years, Timmy was able to get me back feeling comfortable and confident. I will be back to take more advanced training.
Thomas Juopperi
Thomas Juopperi
As far as cave training goes, Timmy is in the Florida top 5. I am new to cave diving and didn't realize the risk and skill necessary to enjoy this sport safely, nor did I realize the lack of proper training I had received up to this point. Timmy's experience, knowledge, and passion are superb and he is eager to share this with you. People die cave diving, literally 2-3 or more a year in Florida, and most accidents are due to lack of proper training and exceeding ones limits. Training with NFCT will teach you the proper skills, how to accurately assess your limits, and keep you alive. Once you attain your full cave certification through NFCT you will know you earned the certification, no freebies here, and you will have confidence that you will come home alive after every dive. Be careful whom you have certify you to risk your life, I choose Timmy with NFCT, as should you.
Timmy Young goes the extra mile to personalize instruction to the individual. Nothing is sugar-coated however, so if a person can’t handle constructive criticism about his training and only wants to hear what he wants to hear, look elsewhere. If you want a thorough training program with zero shortcuts, then you have found the right place! No worries, you will be acknowledged when you do things correctly! And you do have fun. But prepare yourself to be humbled, educated, open to real tangible growth, and the satisfaction of mastering techniques and procedures correctly. The aim is always safety. Safety. Safety. Train here and you will become the diver you know in your heart you want to be.
Tanner Troutt
Tanner Troutt
I had a great time getting my open water certification with Autumn! Autumn is an amazing instructor and was very thorough. This was my second attempt getting my certification. (First time was with a large class with a group of people at another organization) She helped me learn how to clear my mask better, which was one of my biggest struggles. I felt comfortable on each dive. I would recommend Autumn or Timmy for any training needs! Also, reasonable prices 😁 I am looking forward to furthering my certification and maybe even Intro Cave 😂
Orlando Hernandez
Orlando Hernandez
I was looking for an open water instructor and met Autumn and Timmy. They are great and very knowledgeable. My son had a great experience and learned a lot from them. We highly recommend them. We will be going back to do advance classes.
I completed my NAUI Cave I training with Timmy. Hands down, Timmy is the best instructor I have ever had the honor of learning from. From day 1, he set the tone– I would be ending the week with earned confidence. I did not want to leave with a card that told me I was cave certified– I wanted to believe that I could dive within the limits of my certification with ease and confidence. Timmy’s teaching style can be described as masterful. His intentional tactic of placing you in real life situations under his supervision leads to irreplaceable and almost irreversible learning. He knows exactly how much to put on your plate to push you without ever compromising your safety. On day 1, I was not afraid of the cave knowing that Timmy was with me. On my last day, I was not afraid as I trusted my training. I spent 5 days with Timmy and I was challenged and supported. His direct yet warm personality works wonders when it comes to his classes. He tells it honestly so you are motivated to improve but he does not drag you down. He respects you. When it comes to dive training, I will ONLY point towards Timmy from now on. Regardless of Rec or Tec, I can’t imagine going back to other dive instructors having experienced his class. It is a guarantee that you will end the class with confidence that you will feel proud to have earned. He doesn’t give it out but when you earn it, you know you deserve it. Take a class with Timmy.
Sherry Cassilly
Sherry Cassilly
Amazing experience working with Mr. Young. I live in Maryland and had been taking scuba classes but didn't want to do my check out dive in a quarry. Freshwater springs sounded much better. I found Mr. Young and am so glad that I did. He was a patient and oh, so excellent instructor for my check out dives. He went above and beyond by teaching me better finning skills. He videoed me in the water than showed it to me so I can improve my trim. I learned more from him in my 2 days than I had in Maryland. Highly recommend!

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North Florida Cave Training, nestled in the picturesque town of Fort White, FL, stands out as a beacon of excellence in scuba training. Renowned for its commitment to safety, expertise, and personalized instruction, this facility has garnered a myriad of glowing reviews from satisfied divers. According to enthusiastic testimonials on Google, the training programs offered by North Florida Cave Training are nothing short of exceptional. Students consistently praise the knowledgeable and experienced instructors who provide thorough guidance through cave diving, technical dives, and scuba certifications. The overwhelmingly positive feedback underscores the facility’s dedication to creating a supportive learning environment, ensuring that each diver emerges not only with newfound skills but also with a deep appreciation for the underwater world. It’s clear from the reviews that North Florida Cave Training has established itself as a premier destination for those seeking top-notch scuba education.

We certify through the following agencies:

We issue certifications in all areas of recreational, technical, and professional diving.

Note: All students are responsible for their own lodging, transportation, food, entry fees, e-learning, and gas fills unless otherwise agreed prior to scheduling in writing.



Whether you need a dive buddy on your solo trip, a new open water experience, or an expert to lead you through a new cave system, we are there for you!

For Recreational Divers:

Dive into Florida’s freshwater springs on an exclusive tour tailored for recreational divers. Explore the stunning aquatic life and hidden treasures beneath the crystal-clear waters. Our certified guides will lead you through various springs, each offering a unique blend of natural beauty and exhilarating dive sites. From the calm Ichetucknee Springs to the thrilling Blue Grotto, each dive promises unforgettable moments in Florida’s underwater paradise. Join us for an unparalleled recreational diving experience where the beauty of freshwater springs captivates your senses, creating lasting memories.

For Cave Divers:

Calling all thrill-seekers and cave diving enthusiasts! Embark on an extraordinary expedition into Florida’s submerged wonders with our exclusive cave diving tours. Our experienced, cave-certified guides will take you on an adrenaline-fueled journey through intricate underwater caves. Discover awe-inspiring formations and mystical passages in Florida’s unique underwater caves. Whether it’s the tunnels of Devil’s Eye or the depths of Peacock Springs, our tours cater to adventurous spirits in search of the ultimate cave diving experience. Join us for an adrenaline-packed adventure that pushes the boundaries of underwater exploration, leaving you with a sense of accomplishment like no other.



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Divers must rely on equipment to keep them safe in the underwater environment. We pride ourselves with the ability to customize equipment needs to the individual. Understanding that each diver has different anatomical needs and still able to keep equipment safe is key to a safe diver.

Below are some of the Systems we have available for purchase. NOTE: We have options for every budget. If you do not see what you like or need, please contact us!

Safe SCUBA System – $999.00 (with wrist computer $1,275.00)

The Safe Scuba System is an affordable system for the recreational diver who does not want to sacrifice quality.

Includes: Complete Air Delivery System, Integrated Buoyancy Compensating System, Information System(SPG and Depth Gauge)

Caribbean System – $2,600.00

Free Open Water Class With The Purchase of This System

The Caribbean System is a one time commitment for gear you will need for this equipment intensive sport. The individual Systems are upgraded from the basic systems found in the Safe SCUBA System.

Includes: Complete Air Delivery System, Integrated Buoyancy Compensating System, Information System(Wrist Computer, SPG and Depth Gauge), Explorer System, and Dive Duffle Bag

Surface Support Systems

Surface Support Systems

Explorer System – $350.00

The Explorer System is for those students who are planning on become certified divers and previously certified divers. This system will last for over a decade and is designed for specifically for SCUBA.

Includes: 100% Silicone Mask, 100% Totally Dry Snorkel, 5mm Hard Sole Boots, Open Heel Spring Strap Diving Fins, 3mm Full Wetsuit, and Mesh Dive Bag

University System – $279.00

The University System was designed for our college students who are planning on become certified divers, but might not have the funds for the Explorer System. This system will last for years of utilization is designed for specifically for SCUBA.

Includes: 100% Silicone Mask, Conventional Snorkel, 3mm Ankle Boots, Open Heel Diving Fins, 2.5mm Full Wetsuit (Up-gradable to 3mm for $25), and Mesh Dive Bag

Snorkel System – $99.00

If you are not planning on becoming a certified diver we recommend this system. Continuous use of snorkel gear with dive gear causes the system to wear before its time. Snorkel gear is designed for Snorkeling.

Includes: 100% Silicone Mask, 100% Silicone Snorkel, Open Foot Snorkel Fins, Over-the-Shoulder Mesh Bag

Exposure Systems

Water takes away your body heat 25 times faster than air. To be comfortable in the water you must have an exposure system. Also, having your own wetsuit guarantees cleanliness.

Systems are listed by those used in tropic water temperatures first then those used for colder and colder following

Full 1mm Skin – $85.00

Shorty 2.5mm Wetsuit (front zip) – $99.00
Shorty 3mm Wetsuit (back zip) – $110.00

Full 2.5 mmComfort Wetsuit (front zip) – $149.00
Full 2.5mm Wetsuit (back zip) – $149.00

Full 3mm Wetsuit (back zip) – $179.00

Full 5mm Comfort Wetsuit (back zip) – $275.00
Full 7mm Comfort Wetsuit (back zip) – $365.00
Colder water systems available, contact us for options and prices

All prices/components subject to change for any reason