Cavern Diver

Cavern Diver

This course is designed to develop the minimum skills and knowledge for cavern and overhead environment diving within the limits of light penetration; in addition outlines specific hazards associated with cave diving. The cavern diver course is 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.

 

 

  1. Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  2. Minimum certification of Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
  3. Provide proof of a minimum of 25 dives
TDI Diving in Overhead Environments Manual
The TDI Cavern Diver course requires a minimum of 4 dives conducted over a minimum of 2 days. The first day will be spent in the classroom discussing dive planning and procedures and will include time for equipment configuration and exam review.  The second day will be spent in the water conducting cavern dives.  If cavern is combined with the Introductory Cave Diver program, a minimum of 8 dives and 3 days are required.  For cavern through full cave, a minimum of 16 dives and 7 days are required.
  1. Mask and fins
  2. Backup mask recommended
  3. Exposure protection (dry suit and undergarment or 7mm wet suit)
  4. Single primary cylinder or dual primary cylinders (sidemount or backmount)
  5. One first and second stage regulator (two for dual cylinders)
  6. One SPG for backmount or two SPGs for sidemount
  7. 7′ long hose
  8. BCD inflator hose and/or dry suit inflator hose
  9. Buoyancy Compensating Device (BCD)
  10. One depth and timing device
  11. Two cutting devices
  12. One primary light
  13. One backup light
  14. Primary reel with a minimum of 200 ft of line
  15. One safety reel with a minimum of 125ft of line
  16. Three directional line arrows
  17. Waterproof notebook and underwater slate