TDI FULL CAVE COURSE

Spider cave Ao Nang
Full cave in Spider cave TDI full Cave course

This TDI FULL CAVE COURSE available in Thailand and conducted in the cave in Song Hong Lake, is the 3rd level of training in TDI‘s cave diving curriculum. Advanced cave dive planning, practical execution of different types of cave systems and emergency scenarios.

This course is for the serious adventure wanting to explore further into the overhead environment, make jumps off main lines to adjoining passages. During the cave course your TDI Instructor will teach you the proper techniques for diving in a cave environment while maintaining a constant guideline. Your TDI Cave Instructor will cover topics and skills such as;

  • Equipment configuration and preparation
  • Body posture and trim
  • Propulsion techniques
  • Cave conservation
  • Proper guideline procedures
  • Lost line drills
  • buddy emergency procedures
  • S drills
  • Hand and light signals

The TDI Overhead Environment manual, or E-learning option, will outline the procedures for conducting cavern dives and a great addition to your diving library

The aim of this course is to expand and fine tune techniques learned in the previous cave courses, as well as advanced planning and skill perfection.


Student Prerequisites TDI Full Cave Course:
 
TDI FULL CAVE  
MINIMUM AGE Be a minimum age of eighteen (18)
MIN DIVER/CERT LEVEL Intro to Cave Diver
MIN AMOUNT OF DIVES 50 logged Dives
COURSE DURATION 4-5 days including 8 cave dives to a maximum depth of 130fsw/40msw
SYSTEM Open Circuit twin set, Sidemount and Rebreather
Prerogatives: After completing the full Cave course, the successful candidate can engage in cave penetration using a complex guide lines.
 
Certification available through: TDI
Combination of courses: CCR
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 Full Cave Course
TDI Full Cave Course SideMount in Cave
Spider cave
Course Stage Cave Diver
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