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TDI Stage Cave Diver

This TDI Stage Cave diver course available in Phuket Thailand and conducted in the caves of Song Hong Lake and Klang Cave is designed to teach trained cave divers how to extend bottom times and/or penetration distance with stage cylinders. Divers will learn to plan dives that may join longer bottom times, complex dive planning, and multiple methods of gas management. With respect to depth, gas mixes, and required decompression, course dives will not exceed the student’s current level of certification and experience level.

The TDI Stage Cave Diver will be familiar with the motivations for extended bottom times and penetration as well as the equipment considerations for this type of diving. The Cave instructor will review proper equipment rigging and streamlining while training for decompression cave dive planning and execution. Cylinder staging techniques as well as multiple cylinder manipulation will also be covered during this program

    • Equipment Considerations
    • Cave Environment/Conservation
    • Stage Diving Techniques Suitable for the Cave Environment
    • Problem Solving when Stage Cave Diving
    • Proper Use of a Guideline and Reels

TDI Stage Cave Diver Course Prerequisites

Course duration: 2 days, a minimum of three dives at two different sites and completion of a written examination (80% or greater required to pass). 


Primary and secondary regulators (for back gas or Sidemount set-up)Two stage/decompression regulators
Mask + Back-up maskBCD (wing) and harness or Sidemount Wing (with a min lift of 40 pounds)
Depth gauge/computer Timing device and backup timing device
Appropriate exposure suit 3mm or 5mm Knife/cutting device and backup
Two inflatable signal tubesReel and spool
Slate and backup slateCompass
Torch and Back-up torches (Trimix Diving, Wreck diving and cave diving courses)Hood - for Cave, Deep and Wreck Diving




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