Program Purpose

The purpose of the Stage-Multi-Stage Diver is to provide advanced training in cave diving skills to the experienced, certified, responsible cave divers who wish to conduct dives that warrant staging and multiple staging techniques.

Cave divers are exposed to conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during stage and multiple stage dives, whether it be for extended penetration, decompression, safety, or team planning.

Program Prerequisites

Certifications requirements:

Candidate must hold an IANTD Technical Cave Diver certification or equivalent

Age requirement:

Candidate must be a minimum or 18 years of age

Dive experience:

Candidate must provide proof of a minimum of 25 logged cave dives.

Program Requirements

Candidates must complete:

- A minimum of 240 minutes of in cave stage-multi-stage bottom time

- Four (4) advanced cave stage-multi-stage dives

Program Content

Lecture includes but is not limited to:

- Motives, risks, and hazards for stage-multi-stage diving.

- Rigging and transport of stage cylinders in a streamlined manner.

- Procedures and techniques for stage-multi-stage diving.

- Task loading and planning needs for stage-multi-stage diving.

- Conservation considerations for stage handling, min. overhead environment impact, considerations for the increased range of impact.

- Reasons for stage-multi-stage diving (safety gas, different gases, and penetration distances).

Program Duration

Minimum of three (3) days

For more specific course details please contact us at [email protected].