Technical Diving International (TDI) Cave Diving

Train to cave dive with Deep Tech with Instructors familiar with UK, French and US Cave Systems. Cave Diver Training with Deep Tech. Deep Tech is one of the few companies offering cave courses with instructors who specialise in cave diving. Guy Wallis has been teaching cave diving for 5 years both in the UK, France and The US. Guy lived in Florida for almost 3 years and obtained his full cave instructors qualification with Larry Green. He is one of the few TDI Cave Diving Instructors in the country to have gone along this select route. As a result training is progressive starting with single cylinders before moving onto doubles. In line with TDI teaching side mounts are a separate specialist course to be done after the full cave course has been completed.

Courses can be tailored to meet the individuals needs. Some or all of the training can be conducted in UK or for those seeking more idyllic conditions France and the USA are tried and tested options for one or more of the modules.

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Cavern Diving CourseIntro Cave Diving CourseFull Cave diving Course

Cave Diving Video (Linley Caverns UK)

Cave Diving Video (Fountaine de Trouffe France)

Cavern

This course 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 Cavern Diver Course in not intended to provide instruction for cave diving environments. The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper planning, procedures, techniques and hazards of cavern diving. It is a recreational cave diving course using SINGLE CYLINDER. Double cylinders are not to be used unless the student is planning to enrol in the Intro /Full Cave Diver training program. A full outline of the course is given below.

Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water with a minimum of 25 logged dives. Minimum age 18 years or 15 with parental approval.
Price - £340 for the 2 day Cavern Course in UK.

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Intro to Cave

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of cave diving utilizing a single primary guide line. Introductory cave diving is the second level in the development of safe techniques for cave diving, directly building upon the cavern diver course. This introduction to cave diving is not intended to train divers for all facets of cave diving. The course develops and establishes minimum skills, knowledge, dive planning and preparation, problem solving procedures, swimming techniques, emergency procedures and the basic abilities necessary to safely cave dive within limited penetrations. Mastering buoyancy control, working with a reel, a light, and awareness in the cave is necessary to safely enjoy another dimension in cave diving. Those familiar with doubles or those intending to enrol in the Full Cave Diver training program can do so at this stage. A full outline of the course is given below.

Prerequisites: To have successfully completed the Cavern or recognised OHE course. A minimum of 25 logged dives. Minimum age 18 years or 15 with parental approval.
Price - £400 for a 3 day Intro Cave Course in UK.

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Full Cave

This course is the third (3rd) stage of training in the series of TDI’s cave diver development programs. Advanced cave dive planning, the practical execution of different types of cave systems and scenarios divers encounter are presented. This cave diving course is not intended to prepare divers for evaluating all facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is to expand and critique previous skills accomplished in the Cavern and Introductory Cave diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration. The primary focus of the Full Cave Diver course is establishing proper procedures for completing traverses and circuits. At this stage divers are expected to be conversant with the use and appropriate configuration of twin sets. Deep Tech are able to offer TDI Tech Courses to those that have not made the transition during earlier cave training. A full outline of the course is given below.

Prerequisites: Have a minimum certification of Introductory Cave Diver or equivalent with a minimum of fifty (50) dives. Be a minimum age of eighteen (18) This course is run over four days .
Price - £600 for a 4 day Full Cave Course in UK.

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stage cave diver

This course is designed to teach the experienced Full Cave Diver the knowledge and skills required for the use of additional cylinders to extend penetration and bottom time with the use of a stage cylinder. Increased bottom time, accumulative deco and more complex planning are covered as well as stage configuration, the handling and deployment of stage cylinders (including minimising cave impact) and how stages affect emergency procedures. The course runs over 2 days during which time a minimum of 3 dives will be conducted.

Prerequisites: Have a minimum certification of Full Cave Diver or equivalent with a minimum of twentyfive (25) non-training full cave dives. Be a minimum age of eighteen (18) Be a TDI certified decompression procedures diver.
Price - £300 for a 2 day Stage Cave Diver Course in UK.


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The Dive Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Cave Course is designed to teach experienced Full Cave Divers the basic knowledge and skills required to safely use a DPV in the underwater cave environment. The course content includes types of DPV, how to maintain them, dive planning, safe use of DPVs in the cave, emergency procedures in the cave environment (towing, air shares, lost lights etc) and the increased need for cave awareness and reducing the impact to the cave. The course runs over 2 days during which time a minimum of 3 dives will be conducted.

Prerequisites: Have a minimum certification of Full Cave Diver or equivalent with a minimum of fifty (50) non-training full cave dives. Be a minimum age of eighteen (18) Be a TDI certified decompression procedures diver.
Price - £300 for a 2 day DPV Cave Diver Course in UK.


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survey

This course is designed to teach the experienced Full Cave Diver the minimum knowledge and skills required for surveying in the cave environment. The program is designed to promote the standardisation of surveying techniques as well as providing a more in depth understanding of maps, the survey process, safety while surveying, drawing line plots and the mapping process. The course runs over 2 days during which time a minimum of 2 dives will be conducted.

Prerequisites: Have a minimum certification of Full Cave Diver or equivalent with a minimum of twentyfive (25) non-training full cave dives. Be a minimum age of eighteen (18) Be a TDI certified decompression procedures diver.
Price - £300 for a 2 day Underwater Cave Surveying Course in UK.


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TDI - Side Mount Cave Diver Course

This course is designed to provide the experienced Full Cave Diver with the knowledge and basic fundamentals in cave diving using side mounted cylinders. Safe techniques associated with the use of side mounts are emphasised as well as; different side mount configurations, dive planning (increased access through more confined spaces) and emergency procedures (peculiar to side mount diving). The course runs over 2 days during which time a minimum of 4 dives will be conducted.

Prerequisites: Have a minimum certification of Full Cave Diver or equivalent with a minimum of fifty (50) non-training full cave dives. Be a minimum age of eighteen (18).
Price - £300 for a 2 day Side Mount Cave Diver Course in UK.

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TDI - Mine Diver Level I

This course is the first stage in the TDI Mine Diver development program and is an introduction to the
basic principles of mine diving utilizing a single primary guide line. This introduction is not intended to train divers
for all facets of mine diving. The objective of this course is the perfection of skills taught in the TDI Cavern Diving
program, in addition to the adoption of additional techniques and procedures required for elementary mine dives.
This course may be combined with TDI Mine Diver Level II at the discretion of the instructor.
This course uses the same principles and techniques as the TDI Intro to Cave course, including utilizing the
same training materials and equipment. However, dual certification is not permitted and graduates wishing to dive
in caves must complete the TDI Intro to Cave course.

Prerequisites. Minimum age 18, Certified TDI Cavern Diver or equivalent. Cost £400 for the 2 day Mine Diver Level 1 Course in UK.

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TDI - Mine Diver Level II

This course is the second stage of training in the TDI Mine Diver development program. This course is not
intended to prepare divers for evaluating all facets of mine diving. The objective of this course is to expand and
critique previous skills accomplished in the TDI Cavern and Mine Diver Level I programs. Emphasis is placed upon
dive planning and skill perfection through actual mine penetration. This course may be combined with TDI Mine
Diver Level I at the discretion of the instructor. This course uses the same principles and techniques as the TDI Full Cave course, including utilizing the
same training materials and equipment. However, dual certification is not permitted and graduates wishing to dive
in caves must complete the TDI Full Cave course.

Prerequisites. Minimum age 18, Certified TDI Mine Diver Level I. Price - £400 for the 2 day Mine Diver Level II Course in UK.

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