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How I teach it:

There are two parts, the academics and the “wet” portion. Note: this is not a fully inclusive list, just an overview!

Cave & Cavern:


 The academics are done at home from your Cave Manual & Lecture. This guide is very well structured, informative learning tool.

When you meet with your Instructor you will do lots of land drills:

 - Proficiency in the use of spools and reels while handling a light.

 - Team and line placement procedures

 - Zero visibility/Touch contact procedures while following a line

 - Air share procedures

 - Emergency procedures for lost line and lost buddy

 - Use of line markers

You will also do a full review of the academics including (but not limited too):

 - Accident Analysis

 - Psychological considerations of cave diving, these include stress, attitude, awareness, reaction to and building stress in self and others, stress management and philosophy.

 - Guideline techniques, reel usage

 - Equipment and equipment configuration

 - Dive planning and gas management

 - Accident prevention procedures.

 - Land owner relations and cave conservation

 - Cave formation and terminology

 - Diving limitations including dissimilar tank sizes.

Wet Training

 For the wet training, we typically do a series of vital skills such as:

- S-drill (Share air, equipment check and gear matching will begin every dive).

 - Demonstrate specialized propulsion techniques without disturbing silt in the surrounding area (eg frog kick, modified flutter).

 - Effective communications with both light and hand signals.

 - Appropriate gas management

- Follow a line with your eyes closed, without a mask, using the touch contact method of communication.                                           

– Running and following a safe guideline in caves

 - Familiarization and exploration of caves

 - Air sharing in a simulated out-of-air scenario during exit from cave.

 - Lost line and lost diver procedures

It should be noted that participation in the class does not guarantee certification.


Deep Technical & Trimix Diving: Tec 40, Tec 45, Tec 50 & Trimix

To qualify you to use open circuit technical diving equipment and procedures to plan and make dives using, EANx, oxygen and trimix

To learn and use cognitive and motor skills required for technical deep & trimix diving

To understand hazards and risks associated with trimix diving

To prepare for and respond to emergencies

To develop skills for further training

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