Cave 1 – Intro to Cave – Apprentice Cave Diver
The Apprentice Cave Diver course is designed to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge needed to gain experience and minimize risks while conducting limited-penetration, simple navigation cave dives that do not exceed 30m (100 ft) in depth. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to plan and execute limited-penetration, simple cave dives without direct supervision, provided the diving environment, activities, areas dived, and equipment are approximate to those of training.
Certification is through NSS-CDS, NAUI, TDI, IANTD.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have 50 or more logged dives
- Be certified to the Intro to Tech level or equivalent experience
- Possess Nitrox Diver certification
Students will dive either backmounted doubles or sidemount and should have prior training and/or significant experience in the configuration of choice.
- The Intro to Cave course generally takes five to six days and approximately eight dives.
- With sufficient notice, we can usually accommodate requests for specific course dates.