Cave 2 is a continuation of Cave 1. They can be combined as a complete Cave Diver class, or can be split up into Cave 1 and Cave 2, at the end of which the student is certified as a Cave Diver (Full Cave).
The course is designed to educate and refine skills within the cave environment to protect the cave. This is achieved through an intense diver education program that acquaints individuals with an understanding of established cave conservation procedures and an appreciation for the subtle dangers often associated with this overhead diving.
This course covers advanced principles of cave diving, continuing with the skills and knowledge required to penetrate and navigate the underwater cave environment. Training includes an emphasis on awareness, cave dive planning, cave environments, stress management, navigation, T’s, Jumps, Gaps, conservation, standard procedures, emergency procedures, techniques, problem solving, and the hazards of cave diving.
Upon completion of Cave Diver 2, divers will be considered to be a fully qualified Cave Divers, their certification will no longer expire (if they did Cave 1 prior), and they will be able to safely penetrate and navigate the cave, not only following and exploring the mainline but many of the side passageways and tunnels that make up this underwater labyrinth, while using no more than 1/3rd of their gas for penetration. FKD does not assume that cave training is for everyone. In fact, only very capable divers, who are quite comfortable in the water, should consider this form of diving.
Note: The entire Cave Diver training curriculum (parts 1 and 2) can be combined into a single 7/8 day program.
Required Dive Skills & Drills
Limits of training, and course completion requirements
Reel and guideline use
Dive team order and protocols
Use of safety spools and reels
Basic navigation skills
Our diving days end with video review of the day's dives. All FKD classes are video'd for educational and review purposes only. We believe it is invaluable for students to visually focus on their individual in-water skills, situational awareness, communication and team diving. Learning to self evaluate is an important aspect of the class.
Our focus is the complete dedication to your diving skills, knowledge & in water practice.
The Cave Diver 2 course is normally conducted over a 5-day period, and cumulatively involves a minimum of 40 hours of instruction (lecture and in-water) designed to instill divers with an appreciation for the dangers, challenges and beauty of the cave environment. Special emphasis here will be placed on the demands of advanced navigation techniques (including traverses and circuits).
All UTD / FKD classes are video'd for educational and review purposes only. We believe it is invaluable for students to visually focus on their individual in-water skills, situational awareness, communication and team diving. Learning to self evaluate is an important aspect of the class.
Equipment Requirements Page
* We do have equipment available for use. If you have any questions on equipment requirements please contact us prior to registering