The PADI Full Cave Diver Course is a nine-day program that includes the Cavern Diver, Intermediate Cave Diver and Full Cave Diver curriculum. It is a course that includes self-study knowledge development, classroom presentations, land-based skills and 16 dives.
The PADI TecRec Full Cave Diver course is beyond the normal range of recreational diving. Therefore, the course is designed to develop the student in techniques, skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures and hazards in order to cope with open circuit cave diving at the highest level.
This is an approved PADI Distinctive Specialty program and not available everywhere. Certification is issued by PADI once performance requirements have been met. It is recognized by The Cave Divers Association of Australia with no additional training required.
As we have no proper underwater caves in Phuket the training includes travel to some of Thailand’s best underwater caves Song Hong and Sra Kieow. We provide transportation and accommodation as part of the package.
The first four dives are cavern dives conducted within the light zone and with limited penetration and with a single continuous guideline to the surface or open water. The second set of four dives are to an intermediate level with limited penetration. The last eight dives are full penetration with the deployment of a continuous guideline from the surface with the use of jump lines and gaps to allow for more complex navigation exercises.
- Certified PADI Tec 50 Diver or a qualifying certification from another training organization
- Certified PADI Tec Sidemount or a qualifying certification from another training organization if student wishes to use sidemount for all or part of the course
- Minimum Age: 18 years