TDI Intro to Cave


Are you ready to pick up where you left off in the TDI Cavern Diver Course? Are you looking to expand upon the skills developed in your previous overhead environment training? Sign up for the TDI Intro to Cave Diver Course!

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, capabilities, 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:

(these requirements must be met prior to commencement of training):
    • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
    • Provide proof of TDI Cavern Diver certification or equivalent

    Medical Form
    Liability Release 

    What you can expect to learn:

    The TDI Intro to Cave Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
      • Policy for cave diving
      • 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
      • Review of dive tables and decompression theory

      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:
        • 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,” OR 1/6th if using doubles to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet.
        • Proper cave diving equipment must be used
        • 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!

        How to take this course?

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

        Price & Value:

        TDI Intro to Cave - Please Enquire

        *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.