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Extended Range Cave Diver® Program
The Extended Range Cave Diver® program lets you:
Today’s recreational cave divers penetrate further and accomplish more than their counterparts of twenty years ago. By employing the use of Nitrox and Trimix coupled with advanced technologies such as multi-gas computers, DPVs and computer-generated dive tables, the properly trained and equipped diver is presented with the opportunity to achieve far longer penetrations and deeper depths in a more practical, properly configured and safe manner.
Consider, for example, a dive to the end of the Sherwood Split in Devil’s Cave System:
While each of the individual specialties included within the Extended Range Cave Diver® Program is a separate and distinct training program, each is typically taught as a separate course with no relationship or reference made to the other. The purpose of the Extended Range Cave Diver® Program is to offer the qualified Full Cave Diver training in these distinctive specialties in a complete and comprehensive manner. The Extended Range Cave Diver® Program offers an intelligent, progressive new teaching approach to learn the techniques employed by the Full Cave Diver to extend his range- either in terms of penetration or depth within a particular cave system.
Primary emphasis of the program is placed upon diver safety and cave conservation along with an examination of each diver’s personal motivations for pursuing this advanced level of training.
The Extended Range Cave Diver® Program begins with stage and DPV diving and concludes with Advanced Trimix diving. The Program covers safety and emergency procedures that are often overlooked when divers attempt to teach themselves these skills. More than a simple training program, the Extended Range Cave Diver® Program is seven days of intense, high-voltage diving and training. The fact that you learn so much while also having this much fun just seems like a bonus.
Depending on current conditions, the first six dives of the Extended Range Cave Diver® Program may be conducted at cave sites including the Devil’s, Little River, Peacock and Manatee Cave Systems.
But wait — the excitement has just begun.
Upon completion of the seven-day course, successful divers earn the TDI Stage and DPV Diver ratings along with the TDI Advanced Trimix certification.
The course fee includes:
See prices page for current course fees.
Each diver is responsible for:
It is recommended that each diver own a Trimix diving computer of their choice.
Diver prerequisites include:
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