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    This is the instructor level certification course for Instructors that want to teach the TDI Intro to Cave program.

    Read more about the TDI Intro to Cave course and how we teach it here


    TDI Intro to Cave Instructor



    Pre-requisites Certifications for TDI Intro to Cave Instructor Course:

    * Minimum age of 21 years old

    * Be a certified open water instructor in active teaching status for at least one year.

    * Have a minimum certification as a TDI Cavern Instructor, or equivalent.

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

    * Provide proof of at least 100 full cave dives.

    * Provide proof of teaching a minimum of three Cavern courses.

    * Assist with teaching at least one Intro to Cave diver course.

    Required Equipment for TDI Intro to 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 Intro to 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 Intro to Cave course (academics, land drills and water skills).

    * They must satisfactorily complete the TDI Intro to 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.