TDI CAVERN 

The TDI CAVERN COURSE available in Phuket Thailand and conducted in Song Hong in Nakhon Provence, is designed to develop the minimum skills and knowledge for cavern and overhead environment diving within the limits of light penetration; in addition outlines specific hazards associated with cave diving.

The TDI Cavern Diver course offers the certified diver a first glimpse into the truly amazing and beautiful world of underwater caves. As the first of four three toward the Full Cave Diver certification, this course allows the diver to explore that part of the cave system within the daylight zone.

The TDI Cavern Diver Course in not intended to provide instruction for cave diving environments. The aim of this course is to train divers in the proper planning, procedures, techniques and hazards of cavern diving.


Student Prerequisites TDI Cavern Course:

CAVERN COURSE
 
Minimum age: Be a minimum age of eighteen (18) or fifteen (15) with parental consent
Min certification/diver level: Open Water Diver
Min amount of dives: 25 logged Open Water Dives
Course Duration: 3 days including 6 cavern dives – 80 min bottom time at 2 different sites
System: Open Circuit twin set, Sidemount and Rebreather (see CCR Cavern Course)
Prerogatives: After completing the Cavern course, the successful candidate can engage in cavern penetration about the 60m linear rule and staying within the limits of light penetration.
 
 
Certification available through: TDI
Combination of courses: Cavern + Intro to Cave + Full Cave
What Can I do next: Other Overhead courses or Rebreather courses

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
TDI Cavern Diver Course
TDI Cavern Course
TDI CAVERN COURSE
CAVERN COURSE TDI
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