ITDA Technical Diving

Training and Certification

Cave Diving is a distinct and very different training program from cavern diving, however quite often cavern exploration diving beyond the light zone can be just as hazardous and even on some occasions may turn into an actual cave dive. Caven can be Scuba Diving but Cave Diving is Technical!


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Our aim in producing this unique range of overhead training and certifications for ITDA Group International, with our Cave Diving Program covering levels from: basic to Advanced offering a new and safer standard for overhead environment training.

Specialist Certifications include: Introduction to Cave Diving - Cave Diver - Advanced Cave Diver

Training objectives include: The principles of Cave diving and safety skills required, plus the Theory Knowledge from Entry level Cave penetration program to Advanced Cave Diving;

To Cover: Environmental awareness; Custom dive-planning; Self-Rescue, Buddy Rescue, teamwork, promoting a general respect and appreciation for the Cave Diving Environment and the protection and conservation of these ecologically diverse environments.

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Training objectives include: The principles of Cave diving and safety skills required, plus the Theory Knowledge from Entry level Cave penetration program to Advanced Cave Diving;

We Cover: Environmental awareness; Custom dive-planning; Self-Rescue, Buddy Rescue, teamwork, promoting a general respect and appreciation for the Cave Diving Environment and the protection and conservation of these ecologically diverse environments.

We will also cover, from basic cave diving techniques, equipment safety, navigation, conservation, emergency procedures, and an awareness of the real hazards involved at this level of training and diving, up to advanced levels, building on previous experience and training. moray

We will also cover, from basic cave diving techniques, equipment safety, navigation, conservation, emergency procedures, and an awareness of the real hazards involved at this level of training and diving, up to advanced levels, building on previous experience and training. 

We can see a very long future for the need of high quality, high standards in training agencies like ITDA Group International. We also acknowledge the very high standards and groundbreaking work of agencies like IANTD and TDI.... in the USA and around the World...  

Unique Skills Set Requirements

Cave Diving requires a unique skills set..

Due to this unique and often misunderstood environment a unique set of skills are required to a successful safe cave diver.

  • Attention to Details
  • Self Discipline
  • Equipment Knowledge
  • Understanding of Cave Systems
  • Perfect Buoyancy Control
  • Laying Lines
  • Cave Rescue
  • Decompression Diving
  • Emergency Management

All in all, Cave Diving can be very exciting and rewarding but must be balanced with the highest level of risk management skills and diving skills and knowledge.

Cave Diving Risks and Dangers

If you are NOT a very experienced diver or have not completed previous training with any training agency in Cave Diving, please DO NOT ATTEMPT to dive in Caves or any overhead environments.  This type of diving is extremely dangerous and many untrained and inexperienced divers die in cave every year… 

Also diving professionals and emergency teams risk their lives recovering bodies and attempting rescues.

For more information / details please mail us at: admin@diveitda.com

Why is Cave Diving so Dangerous?

Very simply for just three reasons:

1. No Access directly to the surface: / No chance of direct escape in any emergency... Cave rescue is a very serious business....

2. Environmental Conditions: These can change in seconds, from average visibility to zero and this represents a possibility for disorientation and possibly even getting lost! (PANIC MAY QUCIKLY SET IN) And being lost in a cave system with limited air supplies are always a very bad idea... A very high percentage of Cave accidents result in fatalities... Rescuers are also at very high risk...

3. Risk of Equipment Problems, a leaking BCD, loss of a weight belt or Regulator problems are all problems that can be handled on a normal dive but on a cave dive they can prove fatal... And often do!

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We also include at Technical levels our "Diver First-Aid basic training in CPR and students may also take our IHMPihmp_card Medical Training Courses in BLS Basic Life Support and / or our Oxygen First Aid training and certification programs.

ITDA divers are trained in basic first-aid included in the training program, i.e. No extra cost for the basic training, if you wish to obtain a certification in First Aid your instructor can arrange this for you at a discounted fee.  We also have Hyperbaric Programs...

Sports Divers - Upgrades and Crossovers

ITDA are offering Sports divers the unique opportunity to cross over and upgrade any agency Nitrox certification to ITDA Ntech Advanced Nitrox (Silver Level 40%) and we will give you 15% off the cost of the course materials on line..

Please email us for a voucher code and instructions on how to use it...   admin@diveitda.com

What has ITDA Group Done to develop Safer Technical Diving:

Creating our Ntech Nitrox Programs as entry Level Technical programs for sports divers - Bridging the Gap between Sports and Technical Diving...

Creating entry level Trimix Training Programs

Creating and developing Occupational & Public Safety Diving Programs with partners

Developing Safer yet ever more challenging technical training

Creating and Developing Unique Technical Leadership and Technical Instructor Training Programs

Technical Crossovers & Upgrades

We can offer Technical Divers from any agency the ability to Cross over and upgrade by taking an ITDA Group Technical Certification Programs and we will do two things for you...itp_my

We will offer you up to 40% Discount on your on-line training materials for downloads... Plus...

We will issue you with an equal ITDA Level and cross you over for at a 50% Discount for certification. You will also pay for your course program, and pay less for training materials (with Discount) and your upgrade certification...  Many agencies may charge you full fees for your crossover!

Technical Professionals May Crossover for a minimal sum, from just $199.99 USD. Including our Instructor materials training package, including our standards and procedures manual. And receive commissions on materials from 10% to 20% on students training materials sales and 15% on Certifications, pay only a small registration fee.  Annual fees are at the lowest ever, plus You ONLY pay for your highest grade, not for each level we certify you to teach....   admin@diveitda.com 

  

 

 

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