TDI Intro to Cave Diver Course
The TDI Intro to Cave Diver program is the first step into the cave, after becoming a Cavern Diver. It teaches you the necessary cave diving techniques and protocols, respecting conservative gas management and safe penetration distances. It is a prerequisite to enter the Full Cave Diver course.
The TDI Intro to Cave Diver course teaches divers how to execute cave dives according to precise pre-dive planning and following a continuous guideline.
Also, it prepares the diver for the specific hazards inherent from diving into a cave environment, such as blackouts, loss of guideline or team separation and more.
One of the course objectives is to give you the tools for safe and respectful cave diving through the refinement of fundamental skills such as breathing, buoyancy control, trim, positioning and propulsion skills.
Mental preparation, awareness, sound judgement and analysis, emergency protocols as well as perfect mastery of fundamentals skills are all aspects developed during the training.
You must be 18 years old and certified
as TDI Cavern (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
Intro to Cave
3 days - $750 USD
Everyone needs a day of refresher/review before starting an Intro to Cave Course.
If you are not Cavern, but Intro to Tech / Sidemount
Cavern + Intro to Cave
6 days - $1,500 USD
If you start from scratch in Backmount (twinset)
Intro to Tech + Cavern + Intro to Cave
8 days - $2,000 USD
If you start from scratch in Sidemount
Sidemount + Cavern + Intro to Cave
9 days - $2,250 USD