TDI Cavern Diver Course
The TDI Cavern Diver course is the first of three parts towards the TDI Full Cave Diver certification. During this 4-day course, you learn all the basics for safe diving in the caverns and their daylight area. One of the main components of the course is to raise awareness of self-responsibility in an environment without direct access to the water’s surface.
Prerequisites for the TDI Cavern Diver Course:
Standard equipment of a cavern diver:
- Tanks with a double valve with proper gas volume wich fits to the dive schedule and gas consumption of the student . Double tanks are desirable when the 1/6 reserve rule is observed.
- Regulator including SPG and alternative second stage
- 2-meter/6-foot long hose
- buoyancy device with a inflator
- Suit that is appropriate for the temperatures in the cenotes
- Mask, fins - NO snorkel
- Two (2) cutting devices
- Safety reel with minimum 40 meters/120 feet of line
- Primary reel
- Two (2) backup lights
- Dive computer
- Backup computer
- Wet notes with pencils
- Three (3) line arrows
- Three (3) cookies
You will learn the techniques during the land drills and reinforce them during freshwater dives in the cenotes. At least four separate cavern dives are made in at least two completely different cave systems.
Afterwards, a written exam must be taken. If you need additional training sessions, this will be discussed directly. It may be necessary to take a break for independent work on skills and knowledge before continuing with the course.
The course deals with body positioning (trim), buoyancy, emergency procedures, how to follow the guideline, the use of different types of reels and the different propulsion techniques. Additional course topics are anti-silting techniques, line entanglements, loss of orientation and adaptation of equipment for this type of environment.
Price List TDI Cavern Diver Course
|TDI Cavern Diver Course||1000 USD||4-day course|
|Extra day||250 USD|
|Rental equipment||On request|