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Cavern Diver

What you can expect to learn:

The TDI Cavern Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

Policy for cavern diving, Gas management procedures and management to include dissimilar volumes, Psychological considerations of cavern diving.

Equipment considerations including:

Cylinder options, Regulator options, Buoyancy compensator/harness options and  Reel options.Equipment configurations, Proper weighting and Communication (light and hand signals)

Swimming techniques, Body posture/trim and Buoyancy control.

Line following and  Propulsion (finning) techniques.

 Physiology, Breathing techniques, Stress management and Problem solving.

Cavern environment and Cavern conservation

Emergency procedures, Equipment failure, Silting conditions, Accident analysis and Cavern diving etiquette

Review of dive tables and decompression theory

Are you an adventure seeker wishing to explore overhead environments? Sign up for the TDI Cavern Diver course today.

This course is designed to develop the minimum skills and knowledge for cavern and overhead environment diving within the limits of light penetration, and outline specific hazards associated with cave diving. The cavern diver course in not intended to provide instruction for cave diving environments. The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper planning, procedures, techniques and hazards of cavern diving.

Course prerequisites

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent,

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent

  • 25 logged dives.

TDI Intro to Cave

Are you ready to pick up where you left off in the TDI Cavern Diver Course? Are you looking to expand upon the skills developed in your previous overhead environment training? Sign up for the TDI Intro to Cave Diver Course!

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of cave diving utilizing a single primary guide line. Introductory cave diving is the second level in the development of proper techniques for cave diving, directly building upon the cavern diver course.  The objective of this course is the perfection of skills taught in the cavern diving program, in addition to the adoption of additional techniques and procedures required for elementary cave dives.

What you can expect to learn:

The TDI Intro to Cave Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

Policy for cave diving, Gas management procedures and management to include dissimilar volumes, Psychological considerations of cave diving

Equipment considerations including:

Cylinder options, Regulator options, Buoyancy compensator/harness options, Proper weighting and Reel options 

Equipment configurations, Communication (light and hand signals)

Swimming techniques, Body posture/trim and Buoyancy control

Line following and Propulsion (finning) techniques

 Physiology, Breathing techniques and Stress management

Cave environment, Cave conservation and Problem solving

Emergency procedures, Equipment failure and Silting conditions

Accident analysis, Cave diving etiquette and Review of dive tables and decompression theory.

Course prerequisites

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

  • TDI Cavern Diver certification or equivalent

Full Cave Diver

What you can expect to learn:

The TDI Full Cave Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more.

 Standard cave diving policies, Gas management procedures and management to include dissimilar volumes and Psychological considerations of cave diving

Equipment considerations including:

Cylinder options, Regulator options, Buoyancy compensator/harness options, Proper weighting and Reel options

Equipment configurations and Communication (light and hand signals)

Swimming techniques, Body posture/trim and Buoyancy control

Line following, Propulsion (finning) techniques, Physiology, Breathing techniques and Stress management

Decompression theory and its application to cave diving, Cave environment, Conservation and Problem solving

Emergency procedures, Equipment failure and Silting conditions

Accident analysis and Cave diving etiquette

Are you a serious adventure seeker wishing to explore overhead environments? Sign up for the TDI Full Cave Diver Course!This course is the third stage of overhead environment training in the series of TDI’s Full Cave Diver Development Program. Advanced cave dive planning, practical execution of different types of cave systems and scenarios divers encounter are presented. The objective of this course is to expand and critique previous skills accomplished in the TDI Cavern and Introductory Cave Diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration.

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18,

  • TDI Intro to Cave Diver, or equivalent,

  • TDI Decompression Procedures certified or equivalent (if decompression dives are to be conducted in training). This training may be conducted concurrently.

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