The Full Cave Diver course is the last step towards getting the freedom of safely diving in caves with the use of complex navigation techniques, planning realistic cave dives and execution of different types of cave diving scenarios. This course expands the previously learned skills and emphasizes in dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave diving penetration.
During this course, the students learn about properly marking their exit lines as they encounter multiple points of navigation and learn to safely plan dives to complete simple and complex circuits and traverses.
The duration of this course when taken on its own and the student has an Intro to Cave Diver certification is a minimum of 5 days. The skills learned in the Cavern and Intro to Cave course are reviewed before going into the complex navigation portion of the course.
When taking the whole overhead environments course from Cavern to Full Cave in one go, its a minimum of 8 days of training.
The Side Mount Diver course adds two days at the beginning of the full cave course. Before starting with cave diving training, the student must be a Side Mount Diver or the Side Mount course will be integrated with the Overhead Environments Diving Training.