Cave Surveying Instructor

The Underwater Cave Surveying course is designed to give the trained cave diving instructor the knowledge and basic fundamentals of how to teach divers in the proper surveying techniques use in the unique underwater cave environment. The intention of this program is for cave surveying instructors 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.  Training includes teaching cave divers:

  • Gas Matching Procedures and Management
  • Body Position and Control
  • Survey Techniques
  • Cartography
  • Equipment Check and S-drill
  • Demonstrate use of Guidelines and Reels

Cave Survey Instructor Prerequisites:

  • Be an active TDI Full Cave Diving Instructor for at least 1 year
  • Have taught at least 5 complete cave diver courses
  • Provide proof of at least 25 logged survey dives
  • Co-taught at least 1 TDI Underwater Cave Survey Diver Course with and active TDI Underwater Cave Survey Diver Instructor
  • Published or be a key member of at least 1 cave survey project

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