– 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.”
The TDI Intro to Cave Diver course
The program is the first step into the cave, after becoming a Cavern Diver. It teaches you the necessary cave diving techniques and protocols, respecting conservative gas management and safe penetration distances. It is a prerequisite to enter the Full Cave Diver course.
The TDI Intro to Cave Diver course teaches divers how to execute cave dives according to precise pre-dive planning and following a continuous guideline.
Also, it prepares the diver for the specific hazards inherent from diving into a cave environment, such as blackouts, loss of guideline or team separation and more.
One of the course objectives is to give you the tools for safe and respectful cave diving through the refinement of fundamental skills such as breathing, buoyancy control, trim, positioning and propulsion skills.
Mental preparation, awareness, sound judgement and analysis, emergency protocols as well as perfect mastery of fundamentals skills are all aspects developed during the training.