Courses

TDI Sidemount Diver Course

This course is designed to teach certified divers how to safely utilize side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted configuration. The course can be integrated into a Cave training program.

TDI DPV Diver Course

The purpose of the TDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using DPVS. Upon completing the TDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty training, the student should be able to: demonstrate comprehension of the practical knowledge necessary for DPV diving, properly plan and safely conduct DPV dives, and implement techniques and procedures to manage and minimize DPV diving hazards. Prerequisites: open water diver certification,  minimum age 18 years (15 with parental consent), at least 25 logged dives.

TDI Cavern Diver Course

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. Prerequisites: open water diver certification,  minimum age 18 years (15 with parental consent), at least 25 logged dives.

TDI  Intro to Cave Diver

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 objective of this course is the perfection of skills taught in the cavern diving program, in addition to the adoption of additional techniques and procedures required for elementary cave dives. Prerequisites: Cavern Diver certification,  minimum age 18 years.

TDI  Full Cave Diver

This course is the third stage of training in the series of TDI’s Cave Diver development program. 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 TDI Cavern and Intro to Cave Diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration. Prerequisites: Intro to Cave Diver certification,  minimum age 18 years. 

TDI Stage Cave Diver

This course is designed to teach trained cave divers how to extend bottom times and/or penetration distance through the use of stage cylinders. Divers will learn to plan dives that may incorporate longer bottom times, complex dive planning, and multiple methods of gas management. With respect to depth, gas mixes, and required decompression, course dives will not exceed the student’s current level of certification and experience level.  Prerequisites: Full Cave Diver certification,  minimum age 18 years. 

TDI DPV Cave

This course is designed to teach trained cave divers how to utilize Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPVs) in the cave environment. Divers will learn about safe DPV use, DPV components, and care and maintenance. Students will learn to plan dives that may incorporate extended penetration, longer bottom times, complex dive planning, and
proper methods of gas management. Prerequisites: Full Cave Diver certification,  minimum age 18 years.