TDI Cavern Course :
The TDI Cavern course is the first of three parts towards the TDI Full-Cave Diver. During this 4-day course you will learn all the basics for safe diving in the caverns and their daylight area. The main components of this course are to raise awareness of self-responsibility in an environment without direct access to the water surface.
Prerequisites for the TDI Cavern Course are:
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
- 2m / 6ft longhose
- buoyancy device with a inflator
- Suit which fits the temperatures in the cenotes
- Mask, Fins - NO Snorkel
- Cutting devices 2x
- Safety Reel with min 40 meter line
- Primery Reel
- Two (2) Backup Lights
- Dive computer
- Backup Computer
- Wet notes with pencils
- Line Arrows, 3 x
- Cookies , 3 x
Course description :
You will learn the techniques during the land drills and deepen them during a freshwater dive in a cenote. At least four separate Cavern dives are carried out in at least two completely different cave systems.
Afterwards, a written exam must be taken and if you need additional training sessions, this will be discussed directly. It may be necessary to intervene for independent work on skills and knowledge before continuing with the course.
The course deals with body positioning (trimming), buoyancy, emergency procedures, how to follow the guideline, the use of different types of reels and the different propulsion techniques. Further topics of this course are anti silting techniques, line entanglements , loss of orientation and adaptation of equipment for this type of Environment.
Pricelist TDI Cavern Course
|TDI Cavern Diver Course||1000 USD||With 4 days training|
|extra Day||250 USD|
|rental gear||on request|