Program Purpose

The second step towards the full Cave Diver certification is the Introductory Cave Diver program during which you will develop a valuable foundation of cave diving skills.

It is at this point that you will first depart the daylight zone of the cave overhead environment. The objective of this course is to refine the basic overhead skills introduced at the Cavern Diver level, perform various emergency procedures within the cave zone, and begin to develop the awareness necessary to safe and enjoyable cave diving. Students at this level are limited to main line penetration only—no jumps, gaps, traverses or circuits are allowed at this level.

Program Prerequisites

Certifications requirements:

Candidate must hold a Cavern Diver certification

Age requirement:

Candidate must be a minimum or 18 years of age

Dive experience:

Candidate must provide proof of a minimum of 50 logged dives

Program Requirements

Candidates must complete:

- A minimum of 100 minutes of overhead environment bottom time

- Minimum of four (4) dives

Program Limitations

- Dives must begin with a minimum visibility of 9m/30ft

- Maximum penetration is limited to 1/3 of single cylinder or 1/6 of double cylinders

- No complex navigation—main line penetration only (no gaps, jumps, circuits, or traverses)

- Maximum depth is limited to 132 ft/40 m

- Dives must remain within no decompression limits

Program Content

Lecture includes but is not limited to:

- Academic classes

- Equipment configuration including redundancy and streamlining

- Practice running the line and making tie wraps; following guidelines with and without vision

- Perform lost line procedure

- Perform lost diver procedure

Program Duration

Minimum of three (3) days

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