TDI Full Cave

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The TDI Full Cave course is the third stage of training in the series of TDI’s cave diver development program. Advanced cave diving planning, the practical execution of different types of cave systems and scenarios divers encounter are presented.

This cave diving course is not intended to prepare divers for evaluating all facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is to expand and critique previous skills accomplished in the Cavern and Introductory Cave Diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration.

Overview

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in cave diving activities without direct supervision so long as the following limits are adhered to:

  • Penetration is limited to the one-third air rule
  • 40 M max depth
  • No gear removal in cave
  • Safety and decompression stops appropriate or necessary
  • Maintain a continuous guideline
  • Use of Proper Cave diving equipment

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Prerequisites

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in cave diving activites without direct supervision so long as the following limts are adhered to:

  • Penetration is limited to the one-third air rule
  • 40 M max depth
  • No gear removal in cave
  • Safety and decompression stops appropriate or necessary
  • Maintain a continuous guideline
  • Use of Proper Cave diving equipment

What will i do?

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  • Properly deploy a guideline
  • Properly use directional and non directional linemarkers
  • Properly follow a guideline with eyes open and closed
  • Air share with a buddy with eyes open, following the guideline
  • Air share with a buddy with lights off and eyes closed and use touch contact, following the guideline
  • Remove and replace mask while in contact with guideline
  • Demonstrate light / hand signals and touch contact
  • Conservation and awareness techniques
  • Referencing as back-up navigation
  • Demonstrate adequate anti-silting techniques
  • Simulate a primary light failure, and use back light to exit the cave
  • Demonstrate lost line and lost diver drills
  • Demonstrate the use of reels to perform jumps and gaps required in curcuits and traverses to maintain a continuous guideline to open water.

Materials

  • TDI Manual

฿45,000

To book this course, a 20% ( ฿9,000 ) deposit is payable now. The balance is due on arrival.

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