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TDI Intro to Cave Diver

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.

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
Cavern Diver
75 logged dives

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