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    1. Training

    Pre-requisites Certifications for TDI Cave Instructor Course:

    * Minimum age of 21 years old

    * Be a certified open water instructor in active teaching status for at least two years.

    * Have a minimum certification as a TDI Intro to Cave Instructor, or equivalent.

    * Have a minimum certification as a TDI Full Cave Diver, or equivalent.

    * Provide proof of at least 200 full cave dives.

    * Provide proof of teaching a minimum of three Intro to Cave courses.

    * Assist with teaching at least one Cave diver course.

    Required Equipment for TDI Cave Instructors:

    * TDI Standards and Procedures Manual.

    * TDI Cave course manual and workbook.

    * NACD Art of Safe Cave Diving book.

    * Basic Cave Diving-A Blueprint for Survival book.

    * Caverns Measureless to Man book by Sheck Exley.

    * Complete set of cave gear as required for Full Cave courses.

    Number of dives associated with the course:
    As many as deemed necessary by the Instructor Trainer, in order to fulfill all skill requirements.

    Skill Performance Requirements:

    * Candidates must attend a workshop at Dayo Scuba in order to fulfill the requirements for the TDI Cave Instructor course. After this is completed, and the appropriate fee paid to TDI, the Instructor may apply to upgrade in their rating with TDI.

    * During the workshop, Instructors are required to demonstrate proficiency in performing and teaching all aspects of the Cave course (academics, land drills and water skills).

    * They must satisfactorily complete the TDI Cave course written examination and be able to adequately explain each answer to a prospective student.

    * They must satisfactorily complete the TDI Cave Instructor written examination with a minimum grade of 80%.

    * Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning training and execution.

    Cost: See Professional's Price Page

    * As this is a professional course, you are expected to buy your own academic materials, as listed above.

    * The Instructor Upgrade with TDI is $40.