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CMAS Cave III Instructor Course

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Course Overview

The course is designed to teach instructors to train cave 2 divers advanced cave diving planning and execution. This is the final step in the progression from Cave Instructor I (Cavern Diver) to Cave Instructor 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. Extremely few instructors in the world achieve this level of advanced capability and training.


Minumum age of 30.
CMAS 2 Star instructor certified.
Cave II instructor certified.
Proof of 1000 logged dives of which 200 are cavern dives, 100 cave dives in zone 2 or 3 in 20 different systems.
Prood of teaching at least 2 Cave 2 divers.
Proof of assisting 1 complete cave 1 instructor.

Details of the course

The Cave III instructor 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 instructor 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
Upgrade fees

Equipment requirement

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

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