Intro Cave Diver

Upcoming Course: October 30-31


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

The TDI Introductory Cave Course takes a serious look at the skills needed to conduct safe and enjoyable cave dives. During the cave course your TDI Instructor will teach you the proper techniques for diving in a cave environment while staying on the main line. Your TDI Intro Cave Instructor will cover topics and skills such as

  • Limits based on no decompression
  • Equipment configuration and preparation
  • Body posture and trim
  • Propulsion techniques
  • Cave conservation
  • Proper guideline 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 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.


  1. Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent  
  2. Provide proof of  certification as a TDI Cavern Diver or equivalent

Equipment Configurations Currently Supported by Dive Addicts:

  • Backmount Doubles
  • Sidemount Doubles
  • CCR

Course Instructors:

More Details:

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Cost: $400

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


Upcoming Course: October 30-31