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Full Cave Diver Course

This course is designed to take the technical diver to the next level of diving. Full Cave diving is the most challenging and extreme form of diving and this course is tailored to develop your skills, dive techniques, knowledge, planning and procedures in order to prepare you for diving at the highest level. 

This 7 to 8 day PSAI CAVE DIVING course is intensive,  It includes 12 dives and covers all the topics required to safely dive in the full overhead cave environment. . Dives will be conducted in the fresh water spring cave of Cueva Del Agua in Murcia, a 28 degree warm, clear water cave system.

Who this course is for -

  • The certified Advanced  diver or equivalent with over 50 dives and with certifications in diving with doubles/Twins or sidemount wanting to venture into the full overhead environment to explore cave systems.

  • We highly recommend a Technical diving qualification as a pre-requisite for this course

Course format - There are 2 options for this course

1. Traditional course approach outline 

Cavern Diver  (2 days)

Intro Cave (2 days)

Apprentice Cave (2 - 3 days)

Full Cave (2- 3 days)

2. Modern course approach outline 

Full Cave (7 - 8 days)

The major premise of the Modern Approach is to give the diver all the information, tools, skills
and in water training experience, in order that when they are in the cave environment, they have
a “full tool box” to deal with it and gain further experience as they continue to dive.

Course prerequisites

  • Minimum age 18

  • Minimum certification of Advanced 

  • Sidemount qualification or Equivalent if wanting to use Sidemount systems for the cave training

  • Doubles/twinset qualification 

  • Proof of 50 logged open water dives

  • Compulsory assessment check dive with our instructor prior to starting the course

  • RECOMMENDED - Advanced Nitrox, Deco Procedures or equivalent (Tec 45/Tec 50)


What you can expect to learn

  • Including but not limited to the following -

    • Equipment selection

    • Pre-dive checks and drills

    • Stress analysis and mitigation

    • Following and making dive plans

    • Gas managment 

    • Team awareness and communication

    • Proper trim, buoyancy and fining techniques

    • Emergency procedures (equipment failures, catastrophic gas loss, lost line, lost buddy, cut lines)

    • Line laying, reel usage, jumps & gap procedures

    • Markers and arrow use and disciplines

    • Navigation & Circuits

    • Hazards and problem solving

    • Zero and limited visability

Other information​
  • It is possible break the course into 2 x 4 day sessions to enable time between for any practice or additional dives to be made

  • It is essential that all divers have a current fit to dive medical

  • Most equipment can be hired for the course although we highly recommend bringing your own (tanks and weights will be provided) due to specific set up requirements for each diver.

This course is charged at a daily rate of €200 per day
Excludes Certification fee & Insurance
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