For Sport Divers looking for an introduction to the world of cave diving, the IANTD Introductory Cave Diver program is the perfect place to start.
The IANTD Introductory Cave Diver program is designed to develop the divers' skills to allow diving beyond the cavern zone of cave overhead environment. It introduces the diver to self sufficiency skills utilising isolation manifold twin sets and dual outlet cylinders, line following, line laying and emergency procedures. The program can be run as a continuous course in conjunction with the IANTD Cavern Diver program.
IANTD Introductory Cave Divers are qualified to dive on the main line of caves within the safe limits of their gas supply. Divers trained in the use of doubles are qualified to use them within the cave environment providing the rule of 1/6ths is strictly adhered to.
The IANTD Cave Diver program is designed to take the diver through all training necessary to pan and conduct dives in the cave diving environment.
Throughout the program, the emphasis is placed on developing the diver's equipment configuration, buoyancy control and propulsion techniques to enable safe and efficient cave dives to be made. Line following, line laying and use of reels are covered extensively as are safety skills such as isolation manifold use, gas shares and light failure drills. A major part of the course is the development of team diving procedures and communication.
The pinnacle of IANTD cave diver training. The Advanced Cave diver program consists of three distinct modules which can be conducted back to back, in pairs or individually...
Side Mount Diver - The course trains the diver in the use of both side and no mount equipment configurations for the cave diving environment with an emphasis on equipment configuration and safety procedures.
Multiple Stage Diving - The course extends the cave divers cave penetration capabilities by the use of staging multiple cylinders throughout the planned inward swim. The emphasis is on gas management planning and emergency procedures.
Cave Surveying - The course teaches the diver to gather survey data during cave dives to be used post dive to draw up maps and surveys of cave passages and includes a review of survey tools and equipment and team projects to gather data and produce surveys