Introduction To Cave Diving

Exploring beyond the cavern zone, divers begin the fascinating practice of cave diving. Still at the introductory stage, this class will take the new overhead diver and introduce them to proper line techniques, equipment configuration, team diving concepts and emergency procedures for the cave enrionment.

Pre Requisites

18 years old
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
PADI Enriched Air Diver (recommended)
PADI Sidemount Diver (if using sidemount gear)


$1000 / diver which includes student manuals, all instruction (including PADI Cavern Diver), 4 days of cave diving and certification.

You are responsible for travel expenses, any dive site or park admissions, gas fills & any equipment needs.

Equipment Needed

Personal Gear: Mask, fins, boots, logbook, knife or diver tool on upper body.

Overhead Gear: Primary Light (not lantern grip),  2 backup lights, primary penetration reel (300′ – 400′), backup reel (~140′)

Diving System: Sidemount configuration, doubles or single tank w/ dual outlet valve,  BCD with low pressure inflator, primary regulator, secondary regulator with 7′ hose, SPG, depth gauge or dive computer, compass, non-quick release weight system and weights, adequate exposure protection, dive computer or RDP w/ timing device.

Introductory cave sudents are required to have their own equipment to ensure familiarity with it.

Links To Other Programs

You can also complete your TDI Cave Diver class on the same trip to Florida.

2022 Schedule

Class & Pool
TGADC AquaCenter
6:30pm - 10:30pm
North Florida
July 12 & 14July 19 - 22
September 13 & 15September 20 - 23
November 29 & December 1December 6 - 9