IANTD Cave Programs

Advanced Cave-DPV Diver
IANTD - World Headquarters.Have you ever dreamed of exploring deep dark caves? Cave Diving is exciting and full of adventure, but requires special training.  Learn more about Cave Diving courses below:

Cave Programs

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Cavern Diver

Cavern Diver

Purpose:

  1. This Program is designed to develop wreck and cavern diving skills within the limits of light penetration and to insure that divers are aware of self-responsibility and capable of risk management in overhead environments. The Program may be taught using either air or EANx.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  2. Must provide proof of a minimum of 10 logged dives.
  3. Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 12 years of age for Junior Diver qualification, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

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Introductory Cave Diver

Introductory Cave Diver

Purpose:

  1. This Program is designed to provide an introduction to the cave diving environment for Sport Divers.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Overhead Environment Diver or equivalent qualification (NSS/CDS, NACD or CDAA Cavern Diver).
  2. Must provide proof of a minimum of 25 logged dives or sufficient experience to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.
  3. Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

 

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Cave Diver

Cave Diver*

Purpose:

  1. This Program is designed to train divers in safe cave diving and, if doing Technical Cave, the technical utilization of EANx for cave exploration, and the use of EANx and oxygen for decompression.

Prerequisites:

  1. If entering through modular route, must be qualified as Introductory Cave Diver, with proof of a minimum of 50 logged dives. If not qualified as Introductory Cave Diver must have proof of 100 dives or sufficient experience doing technical dives to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.
  2. If taking the course on a Rebreather must have 20 dives with 35 hours of dive time on the Rebreather.
  3. To enter Technical Cave (Technical Diver) in addition to #1, student must be qualified as an Advanced EANx Diver, or Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver or equivalent experience or training as determined by the Instructor.
  4. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

*Course will be co-taught with qualified IANTD Instructor

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Technical Cave Diver

Technical Cave Diver*

Purpose:

  1. This Program is designed to train divers in safe cave diving and, if doing Technical Cave, the technical utilization of EANx for cave exploration, and the use of EANx and oxygen for decompression.

Prerequisites:

  1. If entering through modular route, must be qualified as Introductory Cave Diver, with proof of a minimum of 50 logged dives. If not qualified as Introductory Cave Diver must have proof of 100 dives or sufficient experience doing technical dives to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.
  2. If taking the course on a Rebreather must have 20 dives with 35 hours of dive time on the Rebreather.
  3. To enter Technical Cave (Technical Diver) in addition to #1, student must be qualified as an Advanced EANx Diver, or Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver or equivalent experience or training as determined by the Instructor.
  4. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

*Course will be co-taught with qualified IANTD Instructor

Starting at $400 click to contact

Advanced Cave Sidemount Diver

Advanced Cave – Side Mount (Sump Diver) & No Mount Diver*

Purpose:

  1. This Program is designed to familiarize the experienced, certified cave diver with the techniques; equipment and mindset required for sidemount / no mount diving activities in an underwater, overhead environment.
  2. Enable cave divers to proficiently assemble and use sidemount / no mount diving equipment.
  3. Teach cave divers the proper techniques to safely conduct cave diving activities that warrant the use of sidemount / no mount diving equipment (i.e. small passages, logistics and restrictions).
  4. Expose cave divers to the conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during sidemount / no mount diving activities in underwater caves.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Cave Diver or equivalent (NSS/CDS, CDAA, NACD, etc.).
  2. Have a minimum of 50 logged cave dives.
  3. Be at least 18 years of age.
  4. Be proficient in buoyancy skills while wearing full cave diving equipment.
  5. Be proficient with the concept of gas matching.

*Course will be co-taught with qualified IANTD Instructor

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Rebreather Cave Diver

Rebreather Diver*

Purpose:

  1. This Program is designed to train divers in safe cave diving and, if doing Technical Cave, the technical utilization of EANx for cave exploration, and the use of EANx and oxygen for decompression.

Prerequisites:

  1. If entering through modular route, must be qualified as Introductory Cave Diver, with proof of a minimum of 50 logged dives. If not qualified as Introductory Cave Diver must have proof of 100 dives or sufficient experience doing technical dives to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.
  2. If taking the course on a Rebreather must have 20 dives with 35 hours of dive time on the Rebreather.
  3. To enter Technical Cave (Technical Diver) in addition to #1, student must be qualified as an Advanced EANx Diver, or Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver or equivalent experience or training as determined by the Instructor.
  4. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

*Course will be co-taught with qualified IANTD Instructor

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Advanced Cave DPV Diver

Advanced Cave – DPV Diver*

Purpose:

  1. This Program is designed to provide advanced training in cave diving skills to the experienced, certified, responsible cave diver who wishes to conduct dives that warrant DPV use and techniques.
  2. Expose cave divers to conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during DPV uses either for extended penetration, touring, or exploration.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Cave Diver or equivalent (NSS/CDS, CDAA, NACD, GUE, etc.).
  2. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  3. Have a minimum of 100 logged cave dives.

*Course will be co-taught with qualified IANTD Instructor

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Advanced Cave Stage

Advanced Cave – Stage*

Purpose:

  1. This Program is designed to provide advanced training in cave diving skills to the experienced, certified, responsible cave divers who wish to conduct dives that warrant staging and multiple staging techniques.
  2. Expose cave divers to conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during stage and multiple stage dives, whether it be for decompression, extended penetration, safety, or team planning.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Cave Diver or equivalent (NSS/CDS, CDAA, NACD, etc.).
  2. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. (Age requirement can be waived for cause with notarized statement.)
  3. Have a minimum of 25 logged cave dives.

*Course will be co-taught with qualified IANTD Instructor

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Advanced Cave Survey

Advanced Cave – Survey*

Purpose:

  1. This Program is designed to provide advanced training in cave diving skills to the experienced, certified, responsible cave divers who wishes to conduct dives while surveying an underwater cave.
  2. Expose cave divers to conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities presented during collection of survey data.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Cave Diver or equivalent (NSS/CDS, CDAA, NACD, etc.).
  2. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  3. Have a minimum of 25 logged cave dives.

*Course will be co-taught with qualified IANTD Instructor

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