Days: 8-10 days
  1. Minimum age 18
  2. Minimum certification as a TDI Introductory Cave Diver or equivalent


This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving.
This program is designed as a stand-alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox, Advanced Wreck, or Extended Range Course.
The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 metres / 150 feet unless taught in conjunction with the TDI Extended Range Course. The most common equipment requirements, equipment set-up and decompression techniques are presented. Students are permitted to utilize enriched air nitrox (EAN) mixes or oxygen for decompression provided the gas mix is within their current certification level.

8 cave dives are required with a minimum accumulated bottom time of 240 minutes.

The students must have the following personal equipment:

  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Adeguate suit (recommended minimum 5 mm)
  • Instruments (2 computer or computer + logger)
  • Wet notes or wrist slate
  • Shears or small knife
  • Compass

We strongly recommend students have their own equipment:

  • Back mount or sidemount configuration
  • 2 regulators DIR minded
  • 1 primary light (at least 1000 lumen up 4 hours burning time)
  • 2 back up light
  • 2 Safety reels (spool)