TDI CAVE SURVEY COURSE

The TDI Cave Survey Diver Course is available in Thailand and taught by TDI Instructor Trainer Parasu Komaradat, is designed to give the trained cave diver (full cave certified) the minimum knowledge and basic fundamental skills of how to survey in the unique underwater cave environment. The intention of this program is to encourage a standardisation of cave surveying on all projects; encourage the use of cave maps in dive planning while increasing the diver’s awareness and knowledge of the surrounding environment. Safe techniques, ways and skill perfection associated with surveying in cave diving is emphasised.

A few of the skills you can expect to learn:

  • Decompression theory and its application to survey diving
  • Gas matching procedures/management
  • Accident analysis
  • Equipment considerations
  • Compass reading
  • Compass errors
  • Single line maps
  • High grade maps
  • Cave environment/conservation
  • Land owner relations
  • Local access requirements

Note: A reckless or cavalier attitude may join grounds for denying certification, regardless of technical ability

 

Student Prerequisites TDI Full Cave Course:
CAVE SURVEY COURSE
MINIMUM AGE Be a minimum age of eighteen (18)
MIN DIVER/CERT LEVEL Certified as a TDI Full Cave Diver or equivalent
MIN AMOUNT OF DIVES Proof of at least 25 non-training cave dives
COURSE DURATION 4-5 days including 8 cave dives to a maximum depth of 130fsw/40msw
SYSTEM Open Circuit twin set or Sidemount
Prerogatives: graduates may engage in cave surveying diving activities without direct supervision, so long as the following limits are adhered to:

Penetration is limited to one-third air rule, or more conservative air-plan at the instructor’s discretion
39 metres/130 feet maximum depth
6 metres/20 feet minimum starting visibility
No equipment removal in the cave
Students are encouraged to gain experience before attempting to plan and execute complex cave dives
Perform safety and decompression stops proper or necessary

Certification available through: TDI
Combination of courses: CCR
What Can I do next: Other Overhead courses or Rebreather courses

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Cave courses Schedule

DAYLOCATIONACTIVITYDIVESDEPTH
PHUKETARRIVAL &
CHECK EQUIPMENT AT
BLD SHOP
N/AN/A
1FROM PHUKET TO
SONG HONG
AM: THEORY
PM: CAVERN DIVES 1 & 2
2MAX 30 METERS
2SONG HONGAM: THEORY
PM: CAVERN DIVES 3 & 4 + INTRO TO CAVE 1
2MAX 30 METERS
3SONG HONGAM: THEORY
PM: INTRO CAVE DIVES 2 & 3 & 4
2MAX 30 METERS
4HONG LEKAM: THEORY
PM: FULL CAVE DIVES 1 & 2
2MAX 40 METERS
5SRA KEOW + SRA KEOW LEKAM: TRAVEL TO SRA KEOW - FULL CAVE DIVES 3 & 42MAX 40 METERS
6KLANG CAVEAM: THEORY
PM: FULL CAVE DIVES 5 & 6
3MAX 40 METERS
7AO LUKAM: THEORY
PM: FULL CAVE DIVES 7 & 8
DRIVE BACK TO PHUKET
2MAX 40 METERS
DEPARTUREPM
N/AN/A
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS ALL COURSES
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 suitKnife/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