TDI Cave Diving and Technical Diving Courses in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya

What is Technical Diving?

Technical diving is an all-encompassing term that describes any dives beyond recreational scuba diving limits.  Technical diving includes dives that involve decompression stops, dives with gas mixes such as Trimix, or high oxygen contents (above 40%), dives past 40 meters deep, overhead penetration dives past the natural light zone of a cave system, wreck penetration dives and many others.

Technical diving involves far more risks than recreational diving and should not be attempted without proper training and equipment.

What is Cave Diving?

 Cave diving is a form of technical diving that involves deep penetration dives into cave systems beyond the natural light (cavern) zone.

Cave diving requires specialized training and equipment, and is not for everybody. Diving into overhead environments involve much more risks than open water dives.

We teach all of our cave diving courses through TDI (Technical Diving International).  TDI has been at the forefront of technical diver education for over 20 years, and many of the courses can be done via E-Learning to cover the classroom portions.

Cave diver training is divided into 3 parts:

  •  Cavern Diver
  • Intro to Cave Diver
  • Full Cave Diver

Once a diver has completed the full cave diver requirements and is a certified TDI Full Cave Diver, many other specialties will be opened for him/her.

Specialties such as Sidemount Cave Diver, Stage/Multi-Stage Cave Diver, and many more.


Equipment List for Cave and Technical Diving Courses

Download the required equipment list here