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CMAS Cave III Diver Course

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Course Overview

The Cave Diver III (Full Cave Diver) course is emphasizing advanced cave diving planning and execution. This is the final step in the progression from Cave Diver I (Cavern Diver) to Cave Diver III (Full Cave Diver). Techniques learned through earlier courses are more fully developed and refined, with the cave diver exposed to more sophisticated cave diving scenarios. Relatively few divers in the world achieve this level of advanced capability and training.


Minumum age of 18.
Cave II diver certified.
Three Star Diver.
Proof of 100 logged dives out of wich 8 cave dives since CD2 certification.

Details of the course

The Cave III diver course covers:

  • Policy for cave diving
  • Gas matching procedures and management to include dissimilar volume
  • Psychological considerations
  • Equipment consideration
  • Communication
  • Swimming techniques
  • Physiology
  • Cave environment
  • Cave conservation
  • Problem solving
  • Accident analysis
  • Review of dive tables and decompression theory
  • Cavern diving etiquette

Course duration and number of dives

The Cave III diver course is a 4 day course and 8 dives are required.

Course Price

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Additional costs

Technical Rental equipment if needed. set p/day
Purchase of spool, mainline reel, line arrows and wriste slate

Equipment requirement

The Cave III Diver course has some specific equipment requirement more than your standard technical dive gear. The Cave III Diver program requires 3 lights, 2 spools and main line, 2 cutting devices and line arrow and cokkies.

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