The minimum age to enroll on the TDI Intro To Cave Instructor course is 21, you should already be certified as SDI Instructor or the equivalent for a minimum of 1 year, hold a current CPR and first aid certification. Minimum certification of TDI Active Status Cavern Instructor or equivalent. Provide proof of 150 full-cave dives, provide proof of teaching a minimum of 3 cavern diver courses, and assisting with a minimum of 1 complete TDI Introductory Cave Diver course with a TDI Cave Diver Instructor, and provide a recommendation from a TDI Cave Instructor with which the candidate has assisted in introductory cave training classes and stating that the candidate is prepared for the instructor evaluation program.
Who this course is for
By this point you will have taught three cavern courses and assisted with at least one Intro to Cave courses, and have the backing of at least one TDI Cave Instructor to enroll on this program.
What you can expect
Teaching at this level carries a great deal of responsibility, and you will be held to a very high standard during this evaluation. To pass you will need to demonstrate the ability to comfortably manage students in this challenging environment, and teach all aspects of the course to an acceptable level.
How to get started
Click the book online button, find a date that suits you, and choose your preferred payment method. As soon as we receive your booking, we will be in touch to finalize the arrangements. If you would like to discuss course options with your instructor before booking, or you cannot find a scheduled date that fits in with your plans, you can use the live chat option, or email us via the contact page.
This course is not supported by e-learning, all required digital materials will be made available to you upon confirming your booking.
We highly recommend using your own equipment for the course, we can arrange rental equipment if this is not possible, please let us know what is needed when making your booking. If you would like to purchase equipment from us for use during your course please let us know, we can have that ready for you on arrival, see our store for available dive equipment.
Your course fee does not include travel expenses for the instructor trainer, please discuss these with us prior to booking, these will be shared between all candidates attending the program.
All participants need to be medically fit for diving, to determine this please read, and follow the instructions on the Diver Medical Form. If it highlights a condition you have that requires medical approval you will need this prior to going in the water. We recommend you do this prior to your arrival in Moalboal. We can arrange a visit to the doctor here, but facilities may not be to the same standard where you are from. You can find the form here.