Full Cave Diver

Upcoming Course: November 1-4


Cave Course Progression: Cavern Diver -> Intro Cave Diver -> Full Cave Diver


The TDI Cave Course is the highest overhead environment rating offered by TDI. This course is for the serious adventure wanting to explore further into the overhead environment, make jumps off of main lines to adjoining passages. During the cave course your Dive Addicts Instructor will teach you the proper techniques for diving in a cave environment while maintaining a constant guideline. Your Dive Addicts Cave Instructor will cover topics and skills such as

  • Equipment configuration and preparation
  • Body posture and trim
  • Propulsion techniques
  • Cave conservation
  • Proper guideline procedures
  • Lost line drills
  • buddy emergency procedures
  • S drills
  • Hand and light signals

The TDI Overhead Environments: Complete Guide to Cavern and Cave Diving manual will outline the procedures for conducting cavern dives and a great addition to your diving library.


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 Introductory Cave Diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration.


  1. Minimum age 18 
  2. Minimum certification as a TDI Introductory Cave Diver or equivalent

Equipment Configurations Currently Supported by Dive Addicts:

  • Backmount Doubles
  • Sidemount Doubles
  • CCR

Course Instructors:

More Details:

  • Duration: 4-5 days
  • Cost: $800

Cave Course Progression: Cavern Diver -> Intro Cave Diver -> Full Cave Diver


Upcoming Course: November 1-4