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TDI Introductory Cave Diver Course

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Course Overview

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of cave diving utilizing a single primary guide line. Introductory cave diving is the second level in the development of safe techniques for cave diving, directly building upon the cavern diver course. This introduction to cave diving is not intended to train divers forall facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is the perfection of skills taught in the cavern diving program, in the adition to the adoption of additional techniques and procedures required for elementary cave dives.


Minumum age of 15.
Cavern diver certified.

Details of the course

The Introductory Cave 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 Introductory Cave diver course is a 3 day course and 4 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
TDI Intro to Cave Manual. 1500.00 THB
TDI certification fees 1500.00 THB

Equipment requirement

The Introductory Cave Diver course has some specific equipment requirement more than your standard recreational dive gear. The introductory cave diver program requires 3 lights, spools and main line, cutting devices and line arrow.

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