Technical Training Courses

Full Cave Diver

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Cave DiverDivers who already hold an Apprentice Cave Diver certification or equivalent can sign up for our Full Cave Diver course. 

The Full Cave Diver course is one of the most elite, respected and most difficult to attain technical diver certifications available today.  Less than 1% of all certified scuba divers have attained this level of certification!

During your Full Cave Diver course, you will be exposed to more sophisticated cave diving planning scenarios in more challenging cave environments. Techniques learned during the previous levels of training are further refined and complex navigation skills are emphasized.

A primary focus of the Full Cave Diver course is establishing proper procedures for completing jumps,  traverses and circuits, both simple and complex. In the scenarios presented, you are responsible for dive planning, gas management and dive execution. At this level, your basic skills are expected to be of a high level and that is the principal criteria in determining your successful completion of this course.

Since some of these dives will be decompression dives, we are requiring Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures certification for anyone taking this course through us.

The estimated cost of the program includes:

Additional costs that are not included are:

A deposit of $100.00 is due as soon as possible to secure you spot for this course.  This course requires a minimum of 2 students and can accommodate a maximum of 3 students per Instructor.

A complete list of the equipment requirements and recommendations for this course can be found here: Cavern and Cave Diving Equipment Requirements.

Some of the additional required equipment items, as well as tanks (for those who are flying down) can be rented in Florida.

It is also strongly encouraged that you discuss the suitability of the equipment you own with the course coordinator Jim Vafeas before bringing it to class. Equally important, do not purchase any new equipment for Cavern or Cave Diver training without discussing it with us first. Equipment that isn't right can distract from your enjoyment of Cavern and Cave Diving, and interfere with the learning process. In some instances, it can actually be unsafe. Please contact the course coordinator Jim Vafeas with all your equipment questions and concerns at through the shop.

Do not miss the chance to challenge your diving skills and see some of the most spectacular sights to be seen underwater. We, at the Tiedemann's Diving Center are committed to the making our divers their very best.

Register by phone or in person at Tiedemann’s Diving Center. Any questions? – Just give us a call at 516-796-6560.


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