The objective of the TDI Cave Sidemount Diver course is to teach cave divers how to safely use a sidemount configuration in overhead environment, taking in consideration the specific hazards resulting of the combination of both the environment and the configuration.
Sidemount configuration is more versatile and safer to use in caves, but also allows you to go places back-mount doesn’t allow you to, therefor self-limitation and sound judgement in every situation are paramount.
During the TDI Cave Sidemount Diver course, divers will learn their equipment configuration inside-out and will be able to perform quick fix directly underwater in case of equipment malfunction, as well as manipulate their cylinders safely in and out of the water.
The program teaches the proper techniques, protocols and gas management specific to the use of sidemount configuration in a cave environment.
The TDI Cave Sidemount Diver course is also a necessary preparation for more complex forms of diving such as Advanced Sidemount Cave diving.