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IANTD Cave Training

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Discovering Cave Diving

Cave diving is without doubt one of the most challenging and rewarding forms of diving you can undertake. Hidden beneath our feet is a whole new world of mystery and wonder waiting to be discovered – the IANTD Cave Diver programs are your ticket to this magical world of underwater caves and their natural wonders…

IANTD’s range of Cave Diver training programs allow you to develop your skills and knowledge of Cave diving in a safe, progressive and controlled manner under the direct supervision of your IANTD Cave Instructor.

Building upon your existing knowledge and skills, you’ll learn the benefits of Cave diving and the skills to assess and manage the risks associated with the cave environment. Built upon an unrivalled pedigree of cave exploration across the globe, IANTD’s all-encompassing Cave Diver training programs are at the very cutting edge…

All cave training is conducted in the Yucatan`s world famous fresh water cave systems the ´Cenotes´and you will have an opportunity to visit and train in various different ones. Specific sites will be discussed with your Instructor upon commencing your course.

The Cavern Course consists of 3 training days. The main focus points of the program include equipment configuration, line drills and use of line reels and developing self sufficiency and safety through skills development.

Pre Requisites;

  • Must be a qualified as an Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 10 dives
  • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorisation, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval

Equipment Requirements:

  •  IANTD Cavern Diver Student Manual
  • A dual-outlet cylinder is recommended
  • A 1 metre / 40 inch long hose is required – a 2 metre / 5 – 7 ft long hose is recommended
  • A primary reel and/or safety reel
  • Two lights

The Intro To  Cave course consists of 4 training days. For Sport Divers looking for an introduction to the world of cave diving, the IANTD Introductory Cave Diver program is the perfect place to start.

The IANTD Introductory Cave Diver program is designed to develop the divers’ skills to allow diving beyond the cavern zone of cave overhead environment. It introduces the diver to self sufficiency skills utilising isolation manifold twin sets and dual outlet cylinders, line following, line laying and emergency procedures. The program can be run as a continuous course in conjunction with the IANTD Cavern Diver program.

IANTD Introductory Cave Divers are qualified to dive on the main line of caves within the safe limits of their gas supply. Divers trained in the use of doubles are qualified to use them within the cave environment providing the rule of 1/6ths is strictly adhered to.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be qualified as an IANTD Overhead Environment Diver or equivalent
  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 25 logged dives or sufficient experience
  • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorisation, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval

Equipment Requirements:

  •  IANTD Cave Diver Student Manual
  • All bottom mix tanks must be equipped with dual-outlet (H or Y) valves or double tanks, which may be either side-mounted or with dual orifice manifold
  • A 1.5 – 2 metre (5 – 7 ft) long hose must be attached to one second stage on the primary gas supply
  • A primary reel and a safety reel
  • One primary light and two backup lights 

The Full Cave Course consists of a minimum of 8 training days. Throughout the program, the emphasis is placed on developing the diver’s equipment configuration, buoyancy control and propulsion techniques to enable safe and efficient cave dives to be made. Line following, line laying and use of reels are covered extensively as are safety skills such as isolation manifold use, gas shares and light failure drills. A major part of the course is the development of team diving procedures and communication.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be qualified as an IANTD Introductory Cave Diver or equivalent. If not, must have proof of 100 dives or sufficient experience doing technical dives to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum of 50 logged cave dives

Equipment Requirements:

  •  IANTD Cave Diver Student Manual
  • Fullfill general equipment requirements for technical diver programs
  • Two primary reels and a safety reel
  • Three line arrows and three non-directional markers
  • One primary light and two backup lights

IANTD Cave Training
IANTD Cave Training
Deposit 20% (manuals are required)
No the manual is not included in the price, however, it is necessary in order to prepare for the theoretical part of the training and is listed as an option in the shopping cart
Yes we can provide materials and training also in Spanish, French, German and Italian.
No, we can provide you with all the equipment necessary to complete your training including wing, backpack and harness, primary light, reels and other course specific equipment items.

It is preferable that you bring with you your own personal mask, fins, boots and wetsuit, however, we  can of course arrange for the rental of these items

It is important to understand that cave training is performance based and not based solely on task completion. Cave diving difference immensely from recreational training. Certification will be confirmed once your instructor believes you can safely exit a cave, alone, faced with various challenging situations and it may be necessary to continue your training passed the initial course duration in order to gain certification.

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