Why take a course?

Cave diving is an extremely fascinating way to spend time under water, as you have already seen in your previous training. You know, however, that cave diving poses many challenges for a diver to overcome. From swimming in tourist caves with permanent guidelines to searching for one's own routes, or yet undiscovered caves - at each stage the diver needs reliable knowledge, skills and knowledge of procedures that determine the safety and thus comfort of the entire dive. In the IDF CCR Full Cave Diver course you will take the next step in your development in cave diving. You will learn how to safely plan and perform dives with limited decompression and without limitations on the distance from the exit to the surface. In numerous caves there are many extraordinary views to discover.

What will you learn?

In this class, you will primarily focus on the practical aspects of cave diving – you will practice diving at ever greater distances from the exit, and you will master your skills in laying guidelines and using reels and spools to create your own routes in an underground, flooded world.

During the theoretical classes you will learn the history of cave diving and rescue procedures to help your diving partners. You will also conduct a thorough analysis of accidents and methods to avoid them. Under real conditions, you will practice rescue by towing your dive buddy to the exit.

What do you need to start?

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Sufficient swimming ability
  • Health condition to participate in the course
  • IDF CCR Cave Diver 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 at least 20 cave dives

What is the course?

 Number of dives
Number of dives
6 dives with a total time of at least 360 minutes and a total minimum penetration distance of 2000 meters performed in at least 3 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 Full Cave Diver course you will be eligible for rebreather dives with limited decompression in unrestricted caves and anthropogenic facilities, with no restrictions on the distance from the exit, 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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