TDI Full Cave Diver
The TDI Full Cave Diver course extends the skills and knowledge of Intro to Cave divers to prepare them for more complex dives, including unlimited penetration distances, complex navigation and swimming through confined spaces and restricted passages.
It teaches you how to plan a dive with more complex planning and gas management. Also, it enhances previously learned skills to fit new and more challenging situations.
Greater distances require a higher self-awareness from the divers, as the physical and psychological challenges increase.
Full Cave divers can pass intersections and place temporary lines in order to perform jumps, gaps, circuits and traverses. Complex navigation requires refined diving techniques and advanced referencing methods to avoid disorientation.
As divers venture into smaller passages, the risk of being stuck or to be entangled increases exponentially. The TDI Full Cave Diver course provides you with simple, efficient protocols and helps you develop clear mindset coupled with sound judgement in stressful situations.
You must be 18 years old and certified
as TDI Intro to Cave (or equivalent).
You must be certified as a TDI Intro to Tech (or equivalent) for training in a backmount (twin-set) configuration.
You must be certified as a TDI Sidemount (or equivalent) if you wish to train in a sidemount configuration.
Duration and price
4 days - $1,000 USD
Everyone needs a day of refresher/review before starting a Full Cave Course.
If you are already a Cavern Diver
Intro to Cave + Full Cave
6 days - $1,500 USD
If you are not Cavern, but Intro to Tech / Sidemount
Cavern to Full Cave
9 days - $2,250 USD
If you start from scratch in Backmount (twinset)
Intro to Tech to Full Cave
12 days - $3,000 USD
If you start from scratch in Sidemount
Sidemount to Full Cave
13 days - $3,250 USD