Introductory Cave Diver

Introductory Cave Diver

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 safe techniques for cave diving, directly building upon the cavern diver course. This introduction to cave diving is not intended to train divers for all facets of cave diving. 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.

 

 

  1. Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  2. Provide proof of certification as a TDI Cavern Diver or equivalent
TDI Diving in Overhead Environments Manual
The TDI Introductory Cave Diver course requires a minimum of 4 dives conducted over a minimum of 2 days. The first day will be split between the classroom time and cave diving.  The entire second day will be spent in the water conducting introductory cave dives.  If cavern is combined with the Introductory Cave Diver program, a minimum of 8 dives and 3 days are required.  If the Introductory Cave Diver course is combined with the Full Cave Diver course, a minimum of 12 dives over 6 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. Dual primary cylinders (sidemount or backmount)
  5. Two first and second stage regulators
  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 (two recommended)
  11. Two cutting devices
  12. One primary light
  13. Two backup lights
  14. Primary reel with a minimum of 200 ft of line
  15. One safety reel with a minimum of 125ft of line (two recommended)
  16. Three directional line arrows
  17. Waterproof notebook and underwater slate