TDI Full Cave


Are you a serious adventure seeker wishing to explore overhead environments? Sign up for the TDI Full Cave Diver Course!This course is the third stage of overhead environment training in the series of TDI’s Full Cave Diver Development Program. Advanced cave dive planning, 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 TDI Cavern and Introductory Cave Diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration.


Who this course is for:

  • The certified TDI Introductory Cave Diver (or equivalent), who has interest in moving forward with overhead environment diving and expanding their diving techniques, capabilities, range, and more!

Course Duration:

Courses should not be treated as a race or something that can be skipped through quickly. Please remember training does not guarantee certification, we need to ensure you fully understand the training and will be a safe diver on certification. We follow a loved one clause that when certified we would be happy you could safely dive with one of our loved ones.

We will strive to meet your timelines and requirements where possible and will always be dependant on student availability to attend sessions.


Course prerequisites & forms:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum certification of TDI Introductory Cave Diver, or equivalent
  • If decompression dives are to be conducted in training, the student must be TDI Decompression Procedures certified or equivalent, or this training may be conducted concurrently. If courses are taught concurrently, ALL requirements for both courses must be met and registrations processed upon completion. 

Medical Form
Liability Release 

What you can expect to learn:

The TDI Full Cave Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more.
    • Standard cave diving policies
    • 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
      • Decompression theory and its application to cave diving
    • Cave environment
    • Conservation
    • Problem solving
      • Emergency procedures
      • Equipment failure
      • Silting conditions
    • Accident analysis
    • Cave diving etiquette

    What’s in it for you?

    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:

      • The diving activities approximate those of training
      • Planned dives do not exceed diver’s current certification level
      • Penetration is limited to the “rule of thirds,” to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet
      • Diver must maintain a continuous guideline
      • Proper cave diving equipment must be used
      • Safety and decompression stops as appropriate or necessary (if trained as TDI Decompression Diver or equivalent)

      How to take this course?

      • Get in touch with us by phone, whatsapp, facebook or e-mail

      Price & Value:

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      *Fully inclusive of all e-learning, training and certification on successful completion. Gas costs are separate and instructors Gas bill must be covered by students.

      We focus on and are proud of the skill level, knowledge, decision making, experience and readiness of divers to dive at levels which they have been trained. We want to invest in you, your safety and ability to dive, then come home with amazing stories.

      Our courses are priced as such and we do not hide additional costs. We are are very flexible for training, especially in terms of dates or location as we know we all have busy lives and work commitments. However if for reasons outside of weather, illness or other such emergencies a course/training can not be completed in the standard training schedule we will charge for extra days at €150,00 per day.