SSI Full Cave Diving – Become the Ultimate Cave Diver

SSI Full Cave Diving teaches you complex underwater navigation skills as you learn how to manage a traverse, jump, tee, and gap within a cave system. Performing advanced cave dives is as technical as it gets and will take you to exciting dive locations worldwide. Prepare to dive the deepest caves in the world by learning lost line, lost light, gas sharing, and lost diver procedures. Utilizing either an XR Sidemount, Twinset, or Rebreather Total Diving System, the Full Cave Diving program is SSI’s highest-level overhead environment certification, providing all the tools you need to explore the world’s underwater caves.

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Facts and Training Standards

Amount of Academic Sessions

 

8

Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions

 

1

Amount of Open Water Sessions

 

6

Maximum Training Depth

 

100 m / 330 ft

Suggested duration (h)

 

20

Certification Prerequisites

 

Minimum 75 logged dives, Minimum 10 cave dives, Cave Diving certification

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Here are the benefits you can expect from attending this training program:

Make multiple navigation decisions - jumps, gaps, and tees

Advance your knowledge of dealing with cave diving emergencies like lost line or lost diver

Take your cave diving deeper and add decompression; the full cave diver is a fully rounded explorer

Continue your Extended Range Training

SSI Extended Range offers specific training materials with exciting, cutting-edge manuals developed by industry professionals with decades of technical diving experience. Continue your technical diving training with one of SSI’s many Extended Range specialties. As with all SSI programs, XR is designed to fit your schedule. Training is flexible to match your goals and objectives. Expand your technical diving knowledge and continue exploring overhead environments with the Extended Range Wreck Diving and Technical Wreck Diving programs. Learn to conduct decompression wreck penetration dives up to 80 meters deep, using either an XR Sidemount, Twinset, or Rebreather Total Diving System. Gain high-level buoyancy control while learning finning techniques, line laying, the proper use of lights, plus lost line, lost light, and lost diver procedures. Equip yourself better to explore smaller spaces within these environments by carrying your gear to the side with the Extended Range Sidemount program.

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Training Prerequisites

SSI Entry-Level Programs – Open Water Diver, Freediver, or Mermaid require students to complete a water fitness evaluation prior to open water training. The goal of this evaluation is to determine a comfort level baseline consisting of:

Swim Assessment

Survival Float

Technical Requirements

To start training, students must create a MySSI profile. This can either be done via the SSI website at www.divessi.com/register or by installing the MySSI App.

Simply download the app for either iOS or Android, set up the user profile, and access the world of diving in minutes! The MySSI App safely stores everything in one place, online or offline – training materials, logbook, and certification cards. This includes Recreational Scuba, Extended Range, Freediving and Mermaid.

Training Center Selection & Affiliation

Every student must select an SSI Training Center as their “Training Partner” during the course registration process. Affiliation ensures personalized service and a high-quality training experience.

Students can also change affiliation or choose to affiliate with multiple Training Centers in their user profile. When affiliating with a Training Center online or via the MySSI App, a Privacy Policy Agreement will be processed to comply with GDPR regulations.

Medical & Administrative Requirements

Each student or candidate must complete the required SSI Training Record Forms prior to participating in any SSI training program. The forms for minors must be reviewed and signed by a parent or guardian.

Responsible Diver Code

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Diver Medical Statement & Questionnaire or Physician’s Approval to Dive (where required)

Training Assumption of Risk, Liability Release, & Liability Release, & Hold Harmless Agreement (where required / not applicable within the European Union)

Program-specific Completion Record (done by the Instructor prior to certification)

Training Course Costs

Training consists of various components which are either charged singly or as a package depending on the selected Training Center. The components are:

Training Materials / Digital Kit

Tuition for Academics and In-Water Training

Open Water Training Dives

Certification

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