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TDI Cave Stage Diver

The TDI Cave Stage Diver course

The course is an advanced cave diving program and is designed for divers who are already certified as Full Cave divers and who want to extend bottom times and/or penetration distance through the use of stage cylinders.

As for all overhead diving courses, students are expected to have a high level of mastery in fundamental skills such as buoyancy, trim and propulsion techniques.

Divers will learn to plan dives with more complex gas management and longer bottom times, as well as multiple methods of cylinder rigging and staging, according to the environment.

Mind-set, stress-management, awareness and conservation of the environment are all very important aspects of any type of diving and represent an important part of the program.

Upon completion of the TDI Cave Stage Diver course, students must show mastery of the specific cave stage diving skills as well as sound and mature judgement concerning dive planning and decision making.

General conditions for all DZD overhead diving courses

General conditions for all DZD overhead diving courses

– all overhead courses have a daily training fee of $285 USD per student
– the duration/prices of the courses are thought as minimum
– students should be ready for extra training if necessary
– “Students pay for training, certifications are earned.”

– transfer from the dive center to the dive site and back
– teaching
– use of cylinders, and air / EAN32 fills
– weights, use of tool box, medical O2, drinking water

– gases other than air or EAN32
– personal dive equipment
– educational material (manual, e-learning, etc.)
– entrance fees to the cenote parks
– food or extra services (porter, etc.)

– $260 USD per day per person for two or more students
– please contact us via e-mail for special group/operators’ prices

We give our students the full attention they deserve and give our very best to make the course enjoyable and time-efficient. The courses are performance based, and the student must display the adequate skills and attitude to achieve certification.

We love teaching, and we love having fun, too! Ultimately, diving must be a pleasure, even during a demanding training. We make sure not to lose this from our sight!


Duration and Price

3 days – $855 USD


18 years old
Full Cave Diver
25 logged cave dives

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