Why take a course?

The IDF CCR Expedition Cave Diver course is one of those training courses that crowns a certain path and leaves the trainee free to use new tools, procedures and methods in his or her own search and endeavours. Graduates of these most advanced courses begin to set their own path, draw their own boundaries and look for new areas to get to where no one else has been. This course will teach you how to take your adventure in cave tourism to a whole new level accessible so far only to explorers. With the IDF CCR Expedition Cave Diver training you will gain access to methods and techniques such as using scooters or line techniques to overcome dry parts. You will also learn to plan decompression dives using multiple gases. If you want to go further than the others, this training is for you!

What will you learn?

The IDF Expedition Cave Diver is one of the most intensive and demanding training you can take part in at all. Among the theoretical issues you will learn, there are methods of organizing expeditions, searching for new caves, planning decompression in difficult cave conditions and different depth corridors and cave mapping. The practical classes will take place both on the surface and during diving, as you have the ability to master speleological techniques used in dry parts of caves, including the ability to use line acces techniques.. You will practice passing restrictions and dealing with problems resulting from diving in such a difficult environment. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn how to plan and distribute deposit tanks and how to perform effective decompression even in caves with an unfavorable profile. Last but not least, to all the skills mentioned (and those not mentioned) you can add also course workshops and mapmaking exercises. You will be able to practice collecting data, processing it and using computer programs to create real maps and models of caves.

What do you need to start?

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Sufficient swimming ability
  • Health condition to participate in the course
  • IDF Full CCR Cave Diver or equivalent certification
  • Minimum 100 logged in dives (with a minimum total time of 100 hours) using the rebreather model on which training is to take place, including 40 cave dives

What is the course?

Number of dives
Number of dives
10 dives with a total time of at least 600 minutes and a total minimum penetration distance of 3000 meters performed in at least 4 different caves.
Depth range
Depth range
Compatible with the current student qualifications
Theoretical classes
Theoretical classes
Lectures using training presentations and IDF audiovisual materials
Online test filled in electronically after logging into the student's panel

What will you be entitled to after the course?

Upon completion of the IDF CCR Expedition Cave Diver training, you will be qualified for rebreather decompression diving in caves and anthropogenic facilities, to the depths consistent with your current qualification, using the rebreather model on which the training took place.

IDF Certificate

Upon completion of the training, you will receive an internationally recognised certificate confirming your qualifications. It is a plastic card with a unique number and watermark. In addition, you will have lifelong access to an individual panel on the IDF website, where your certificate will always be available in electronic form - in case you ever forget to take the original with you for diving.

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