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CDAA – Cave


The aim of this course is to familiarize Basic Cave qualified divers with the theory and practical requirements necessary to safely undertake diving activities in a CDAA defined Cave environment.

A Cave site is defined as an enclosed body of water containing overhangs, silt, darkness zones, and passages that are at all times large enough for two divers to swim adjacent to each other and turn around together. Maximum penetration is 1/3 of a twin cylinder gas supply.

Course Content

1 Full day theory session

Land drills session

3 days in Mt Gambier

6 dives in CDAA rated Cavern and Cave sites – 2 controlled water training/assessment sessions & 4 site training dives


Before commencement of a CDAA Cave Diver training program the candidate must:

Hold a current CDAA Basic Cave award.

Must have logged a minimum of 20 basic cave dives in at least 2 different sites totaling a minimum of 10 hours.



Includes CDAA Cave student notes, application forms for access, dives in Mt Gambier, and CDAA registration.

Please note: Accommodation, food, transport and air fills in Mt. Gambier are not included.


Equipment as required for CDAA Basic Cave/ Deep Cavern Diver

One primary and two back up lights, each capable of lasting the duration of the dive

Pencil and slate, or wet notes

Primary reel with minimum 100m of line

3 x jump reels/spools  with minimum of 15m of line

6 personal markers (cookies), 2 line arrows

Want to start?

Contact Ocean Divers at info@oceandivers.com.au or call 9579 2600

A $150.00 deposit is required.

You will receive your CDAA Digital manual to read over before the first session of the course.


Terms & Conditions

This course is subject to Ocean Divers’ normal Terms & Conditions. By enrolling in this course, you agree to accept all terms and conditions.

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