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TDI Cave Survey Diver

This course is designed to give the trained cave diver the minimum knowledge and basic fundamentals of how to survey in the unique underwater cave environment. The intention of this program is to encourage a standardization of cave surveying on all projects; encourage the use of cave maps in dive planning while increasing the diver’s awareness and knowledge of the surroundings in this environment. Safe techniques, procedures and skill perfection associated with surveying in cave diving is emphasized.


  • Decompression Theory and its Application to Survey diving
  • Gas Matching Procedures/Management
  • Accident Analysis
  • Equipment Considerations
  • Body Posture and Buoyancy Control
  • Survey Techniques
  • Review of Problem Solving
  • Survey Process
  • Cartography
  • Cave Environment/Conservation
  • Land Owner Relations
  • Local Access Requirements

Diving Requirements

Students will complete 2 survey cave dives with a minimum accumulated bottom time of 60 minutes.

Course Options

This course is offered on a regular basis.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students must have the following for class:

  • Student must be 18 years of age
  • Student must have TDI Full Cave Diver or equivalent rating
  • Students must have 25 logged non-training full cave dives
  • TDI student folder on file
  • Diversions' Student Agreement on file
  • Please review the technical diving gear list for gear requirements for this course

Course Fees

Please contact us for the most current pricing. Course fees do not include books, gases, or certification card.

Course Availability

Courses are offered on a regular basis and upon request. Please review our calendar and then contact us.

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