TDI INTRO CAVE COURSE

TDI intro cave course

This TDI INTRO CAVE COURSE available in Phuket Thailand and conducted in the caves of Phangna, Krab and Nakhon, teaches basic principles of utilizing a primary guide line Introductory cave diving is the second level in the development of safe techniques for cave diving.

The second level in the overhead diver’s progression towards Full Cave Diver is the Intro to Cave Diver course. It is at this point that the diver first departs the daylight zone of the cave system and conducts limited, linear explorations (main line only) of popular cave systems.

Your TDI Intro Cave Instructor will cover topics and skills such as:

  • Limits based on no decompression
  • Equipment configuration and preparation
  • Body posture and trim
  • Propulsion techniques
  • Cave conservation
  • Proper guideline procedures
  • S drills
  • Hand and light signals

TDI intro cave ThailandThe TDI Overhead Environment manual will outline the procedures for conducting cavern dives and a great addition to your diving library

The objective of this course is to perfection the skills taught in the cavern diving program, in addition to the adoption of additional techniques required for elementary cave dives to a maximum depth of 130fsw/40msw.

Certification available through:TDI

Combination of courses:Full Cave and Advanced Wreck

What Can I do next: Other Overhead courses or Rebreather courses


Student Prerequisites TDI Intro Cave:

TDI INTRO TO CAVE
 
Minimum age: Be a minimum age of eighteen (18) or fifteen (15) with parental consent
Min certification/diver level: TDI Cavern Diver
Min amount of dives: 25 logged Dives + Cavern dives (from cavern course)
Course Duration: 3 days including 6 dives with limited penetration – 80 minutes bottom time at 2 different locations
System: Open Circuit twin set, Sidemount and Rebreather (see CCR Intro to Cave level 2)
Prerogatives: After completing the Introductory Cave course, the successful candidate can engage in cave penetration using a single primary guide line.

 


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 Intro to cave Course
TDI Intro cave Course
The intro to cave course
Sidemount intro cave divers
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