TDI Cavern Diver Course
The goal of the course is to teach a diver the correct propulsion technique in the overhead environment, dive planning, and the basics of working with a guideline.
During the training, special attention is paid to the hazards and risks, typical for diving in caves and grottoes, as well as the implementation and observance of rules that guarantee diver safety.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeGuided Tours, Wildlife
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
During the Cavern Diver course, the following subjects are studied:
- Types of overhead environments
- Special equipment, configuration and principles of double security
- Using a reel, guideline deploy and removal
- Skills of buoyancy control and management, air consumption control
- Swimming and propulsion technique in overhead environments;
- Navigation, exit from the cave with no visibility
- Cave diving communication skills
- Analysis of emergencies and solutions:
– partial or complete silting conditions
– air share with a buddy
– entanglement of the guideline and its breakage
– loss of the guideline
Course duration is two days, with four dives in the overhead environment.
- Minimum 18 years of age (or 15 years with the written permission of parents or guardian)
- Minimum certification level: PADI AOWD or the equivalent of other diving associations
- 20 (twenty) logged dives
- Good buoyancy skills
Upon successful completion of this course and passing the exam, you get an international TDI Cavern Diver certificate. Certified cavern divers are able to correctly plan and conduct non-decompression dives into caverns up to depths of 40 m (130 feet). A diver who has passed the initial cave training is allowed to enroll in the next cave diving course – Intro To Cave Diver.
- 4 dives in the overhead environment
- Equipment rental
- Training materials