Intro to Cave

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of cave diving utilizing a single primary guideline. Introductory cave diving is the second level in the development of proper techniques for cave diving, directly building upon the cavern diver course. The objective of the course is to perfection of the skills taught in the cavern diver program, in addition to the adoption of techniques and procedures for elementary cave dives.

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The Intro to Cave course takes an in-depth lookat the following and more - 

  • Policy for cave diving
  • Gas management
  • Psychological considerations for cave diving
  • Equipment considerations
  • Communication (light and hand)
  • Swimming techniques
  • Physiology
  • Cave environment
  • Cave conservation
  • Problem solving
  • Accident analysis
  • Cave diving etiquette

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What skills you will cover-

  • Deploy a guideline
  • Use of line markers
  • Follow the guideline with eyes open and closed (simulating loss of visibility)
  • Air share with a buddy while following the guideline
  • Air share with a buddy with lights off and eyes closed using tocuh contact while following the guideline
  • Remove and replace mask while in contact with the guideline
  • Demonstrate conservation, awareness and back referencing techniques
  • Demonstrate light/hand signals and touch contact
  • Demonstrate anti-silting techniques
  • Simulate a primary light failureand use back up light to exit
  • Demonstrate buoyancy control, proper trim and propulsion techniques

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to engage in single guideline cave diving activities without direct supervision provided you adhere to the following requirements-

  • Planned dives do not exceed your current qualification
  • Penetration is limited to the 'rule of thirds' or 1/6th if using doubles to a maximum depth of 40 metres
  • Proper cave diving equipment must be used
  • Maintain a continuous guideline
  • Upon successful completion you can progress to the next level of overhead environment training: Full Cave Diver course

Course prerequisites-

  • Minimum age 18 or 15 with parental consent
  • Provide proof of  Cavern Diver certification or equivalent

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