Intro To Cave

Intro To Cave

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 proper 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.

Who this course is for: The certified TDI Cavern Diver or equivalent who has interest in moving forward with overhead environment diving and expanding their diving techniques and capabilities.

Course prerequisites: Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent. Provide proof of TDI Cavern Diver certification or equivalent

What you can expect to learn:

  • Gas management procedures and management to include dissimilar volumes
  • Psychological considerations of cave diving
  • Equipment considerations including: Cylinder options, Regulator options, Buoyancy compensator/harness options, Proper weighting, Reel options, Equipment configurations
  • Communication (light and hand signals)
  • Swimming techniques: Body posture/trim, Buoyancy control, Line following, Propulsion (finning) techniques
  • Physiology: Breathing techniques, Stress management
  • Cave environment, Cave conservation
  • Problem solving: Emergency procedures, Equipment failure, Silting conditions
  • Accident analysis
  • Cave diving etiquette

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Properly deploy a guideline, use line markers, follow a guideline with eyes open and closed (simulating loss of visibility)
  • Air share with a buddy with eyes open, following a guideline. Air share with a buddy with lights off and eyes closed, using touch contact while following the guideline
  • Remove and replace mask while in contact with the guideline
  • Light/hand signals and touch contact
  • Anti-silting techniques
  • Primary light failure and use back up light to exit
  • Buoyancy control, proper trim, and propulsion techniques

What’s in it for you: Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in single guideline cave diving activities without direct supervision provided the graduates adhere to the following requirements:

  • Planned dives do not exceed diver’s current certification level
  • Penetration is limited to the rule 1/6th. Maximum depth of 40 metres.
  • Maintain a continuous guideline
  • Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are qualified to progress on to the next level of overhead environment training: the TDI Full Cave Diver course!

Intro to Cave Diver Minimum Certification Requirements: Perform all land drills and cave dive requirements efficiently. Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution. Maintain an appropriate level of awareness and respect for the environment

How to take this course: Book a course from BaikalTek instructor. Spare 2-3 days for diving under the instructor supervision. Academic classes, land training, shallow diving for skills and cave dives.

For professionals: you can get TDI Intro to Cave Instructor qualifications. Please, contact us for more detail.

The cost of the courses TDI Intro to Cave Diver is 375000 rubles.

Together in a package with other courses (for example, together with Full Cave) 10% discount. The price includes: theory in the classroom, open water dives on Lake Baikal, certification for TDI Intro to Cave Diver. Not included: cave diving (paid for the services of the local diving center), rental of personal equipment.