LEARN TO DIVE – CDAA Basic Cave Course

The CDAA Basic Cave course introduces students to the world of Technical Cave diving.  This course is designed as an introductory course which will begin your journey into the wonderful world of Caverns, Sinkholes and Caves.

A Cavern is a body of fresh water which has a maximum depth of 20 metres, has slight overhangs, near vertical ascents and where daylight is always visible (e.g. limestone caverns, dams, flooded quarries, lakes etc.).  A Sinkhole is a body of fresh water which exceeds a depth of 20 metres, can have large passages and where no restriction is too small for two divers to swim adjacent to each other.

The objective of this course is to familiarise students with equipment configurations, techniques, and strategies to enhance diving skills (such as buoyancy, trim, and situational awareness), and to train divers in the theory and practice of line, reels, cookies, dive planning and gas management that will contribute to their further success and enhance their enjoyment of the sport.

Your digital theory is conducted online through CDAA (Cave Divers Association of Australia)
• Course overview (bouyancy control, trim/balance, propulsion, reel & line, communications)
• Land drills session (use of reel, line, cookies, communications) x 4
• Confined water training dives x 2
• Practical training dives x 4
• Experience Dives x 2
• Theory sessions & theory test

• 5 days training, 8 dives

COST: $1850


  • Be physically and mentally fit.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Be a certified advanced scuba diver from a recognized training agency.
  • Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g., DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
  • Submit a completed Course Registration Form, Medical History Form, and Liability Release Form.
  • 25 logged open water dives
  • 2 Night dives
  • 5 Dives deeper than 20m
  • Course materials
  • 5 days training
  • 8 dives
  • Equipment (contact us for full equipment list)
  • Travel, accommodation and food
  • Gas fills
  • Site booking fees (Kilby’s)
  • Insurance




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