Cave, Ice, Mine & Wreck Diving

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Cavern Diver

This Program is designed to develop Cavern diving skills within the limits of light penetration and to insure that divers are aware of self-responsibility and capable of risk management in overhead environments.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Cavern Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified in IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 15 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization, OR;

    • Jr. Cavern Diver - Students between 12 years of age and 14 years of age who meet the Cavern Diver performance requirements may qualify for a Jr. Cavern Diver certification that allows them to dive under the supervision of an adult who has a minimum of a Cavern Diver certification level or higher.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 10 logged dives

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Cavern Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Cavern Dive Sessions

Limited Mine Diver 

This Program is designed to develop Limited Mine diving skills within the limits of light penetration and to insure that divers are aware of self-responsibility and capable of risk management in overhead environments.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Limited Mine Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified in IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 15 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization, OR;

    • Jr. Limitd Mine Diver - Students between 12 years of age and 14 years of age who meet the Limited Mine Diver performance requirements may qualify for a Jr. Limited Mine Diver certification that allows them to dive under the supervision of an adult who has a minimum of a Limited Mine Diver certification level or higher.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 10 logged dives

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Cavern Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Cavern Dive Sessions

Introductory Cave Diver 

This Program is designed to provide an introduction to the cave diving environment for Sport Divers.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Introductory Cave Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 132 fsw (40 msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified in IANTD Wreck Diver or IANTD Cavern Diver, IANTD Limited Mine Diver or equivalent or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 15 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Introductory Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Tek Lite Mine Diver 

This Program is designed to train Advanced EANx Divers or higher to use their knowledge to safely mine dive while navigating the main tunnel.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Tek Lite Mine Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 132 fsw (40 msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified in Must be qualified as:

      • IANTD Cavern Diver/IANTD Limited Mine Diver or equivalent.

        • NOTE: The Cavern/Limited Mine Diver program can be done in conjunction with the Tek Lite Cave/Tek Lite Mine Diver program.

      • Must be qualified as IANTD Advanced EANx or Higher.

        • NOTE: The Advanced EANx Diver program can NOT be done in conjunction with the Tek Lite Cave Diver/ Tek Lite Mine Diver Program.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 16 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

  • Dive experience:

    • Must proof of a minimum of 35 logged dives, after certified as IANTD Advanced EANx Diver, where 20 were decompression dives with double cylinders or Sidemount cylinders.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Tek Lite Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Introductory Mine Diver

This Program is designed to provide an introduction to the mine diving environment for Sport Divers.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Introductory Mine Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 132 fsw (40 msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified in IANTD Wreck Diver or IANTD Cavern Diver, IANTD Limited Mine Diver or equivalent or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 15 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Introductory Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Tek Lite Cave Diver 

This Program is designed to train Advanced EANx Divers or higher to use their knowledge to safely cave dive while navigating the main tunnel.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Tek Lite Cave Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 132 fsw (40 msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified in Must be qualified as:

      • IANTD Cavern Diver/IANTD Limited Mine Diver or equivalent.

        • NOTE: The Cavern/Limited Mine Diver program can be done in conjunction with the Tek Lite Cave/Tek Lite Mine Diver program.

      • Must be qualified as IANTD Advanced EANx or Higher.

        • NOTE: The Advanced EANx Diver program can NOT be done in conjunction with the Tek Lite Cave Diver/ Tek Lite Mine Diver Program.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 16 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

  • Dive experience:

    • Must proof of a minimum of 35 logged dives, after certified as IANTD Advanced EANx Diver, where 20 were decompression dives with double cylinders or Sidemount cylinders.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Tek Lite Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Technical Mine Diver

This Program is designed to train divers in safe technical mine diving.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Technical Mine Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 170 fsw (51 msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified as:

      • IANTD Introductory Cave Diver/Mine Diver or equivalent.

      • IANTD Advanced EANx Diver or higher or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 18 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Technical Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Cave Diver

This Program is designed to train divers in safe cave diving.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Cave Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 132 fsw (40 msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Cave Diver, Modular Route:

      • Must be qualified as IANTD Introductory Cave Diver or equivalent.

      • Must proof of a minimum of 50 logged dives.

    • Cave Diver, without being qualified as Introductory Cave Diver:

      • Must be qualified as IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

      • Must have proof of 100 dives.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 18 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Technical Cave Diver 

This Program is designed to train divers in safe technical cave diving.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Technical Cave Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 170 fsw (51 msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified as:

      • IANTD Introductory Cave Diver or equivalent.

      • IANTD Advanced EANx Diver or higher or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 18 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Technical Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Adv. Cave or Mine - No Mount Diver 

This Program is designed to familiarize the experienced, certified technical cave or mine diver with the techniques; equipment and mindset required for No Mount diving activities in an underwater, overhead environment. Enable technical cave or mine divers to proficiently assemble and use No Mount diving equipment. Teach cave or mine divers the proper techniques to safely conduct cave diving activities that warrant the use of No Mount diving equipment (i.e. small passages, logistics and restrictions). Expose technical cave or mine divers to the conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during No Mount diving activities in underwater caves or mines.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Adv. Cave or Mine - No Mount Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • For Adv. Cave - No Mount Diver:

      • IANTD Technical Cave Diver or higher or equivalent

    • For Adv. Mine - No Mount Diver:

      • IANTD Technical Mine Diver or higher or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 18 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

  • Dive experience:

    • For Adv. Cave - No Mount Diver:

      • Must provide proof of a minimum of 50 logged Cave Dives.

    • For Adv. Mine - No Mount Diver:

      • Must provide proof of a minimum of 50 logged Mine Dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Adv. Cave - Sidemount/No Mount Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Adv. Cave or Mine - DPV Diver 

This Program is designed to provide advanced training in cave or mine diving skills to the experienced, certified, responsible cave diver who wishes to conduct dives that warrant Diver Propulsion Vehicle use and techniques. Expose cave or mine divers to conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during Diver Propulsion Vehicle uses either for extended penetration, touring, or exploration.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Adv. Cave or Mine - Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • For Advanced Cave - DPV Diver:

      • IANTD Technical Cave Diver or higher or equivalent

    • For Advanced Mine - DPV Diver:

      • IANTD Technical Mine Diver or higher or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 18 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

  • Dive experience:

    • For Technical Cave:

      • Must provide proof of a minimum of 50 logged Cave Dives.

    • For Technical Mine:

      • Must provide proof of a minimum of 50 logged Mine Dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Adv. Cave or Mine - Sidemount Diver 

This Program is designed to familiarize the experienced, certified technical cave or mine diver with the techniques; equipment and mindset required for sidemount diving activities in an underwater, overhead environment. Enable technical cave or mine divers to proficiently assemble and use sidemount diving equipment. Teach cave or mine divers the proper techniques to safely conduct cave diving activities that warrant the use of sidemount diving equipment (i.e. small passages, logistics and restrictions). Expose technical cave or mine divers to the conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during sidemount diving activities in underwater caves or mines.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Adv. Cave or Mine - Sidemount Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • For Adv. Cave - Sidemount Diver:

      • IANTD Technical Cave Diver or higher or equivalent

    • For Adv. Mine - Sidemount Diver:

      • IANTD Technical Mine Diver or higher or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 18 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

  • Dive experience:

    • For Adv. Cave - Sidemount Diver:

      • Must provide proof of a minimum of 50 logged Cave Dives.

    • For Adv. Mine - Sidemount Diver:

      • Must provide proof of a minimum of 50 logged Mine Dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Elite Technical Cave Diver

This certification has been designed to provide cave divers with the highest recognition in the cave level before entering the professional diving circle in teaching.

How deep can you dive with the Elite Technical Cave Diver Program?
  • No dives are required.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be certified as:

      • IANTD Techncial Cave Diver or equivalent.

      • Must have 4 of the 5 following certifications:

        • IANTD Adv. Cave - Sidemount Diver or Adv. Cave - No Mount Diver

        • IANTD Adv. Cave - Stage/Multi-Stage Diver

        • IANTD Adv. Cave - DPV Diver

        • IANTD Adv. Cave - Survey Diver

        • IANTD Tek Essentials Diver.

        • NOTE: Only IANTD Adv. Cave programs are valid for the application.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 75 non-training logged cave dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • No training materials are required.

Application Procedure
  • Fill & submit the Elite Technical Cave Diver Application Form to an IANTD Instructor, HQ or local licensee.

Adv. Cave or Mine - Stage / Multi-Stage Diver

This Program is designed to provide advanced training in cave or mine diving skills to the experienced, certified, responsible cave divers who wish to conduct dives that warrant staging and multiple staging techniques. Expose cave divers to conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during stage/multiple stage dives, whether it be for decompression, extended penetration, safety, or team planning.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Adv. Cave or Mine - Stage / Multi-Stage Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • For Advanced Cave - Stage / Multi-Stage Diver:

      • IANTD Technical Cave Diver or higher or equivalent

    • For Advanced Mine - Stage / Multi-Stage Diver:

      • IANTD Technical Mine Diver or higher or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 18 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

  • Dive experience:

    • For Technical Cave:

      • Must provide proof of a minimum of 25 logged Cave Dives.

    • For Technical Mine:

      • Must provide proof of a minimum of 25 logged Mine Dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Adv. Cave or Mine - Survey Diver

This Program is designed to provide advanced training in cave or mine diving skills to the experienced, certified, responsible cave or mine divers who wishes to conduct dives while surveying an underwater cave or mine. Expose cave or mine divers to conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities presented during collection of survey data.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Adv. Cave or Mine - Survey Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • For Advanced Cave - Survey Diver:

      • IANTD Technical Cave Diver or higher or equivalent

    • For Advanced Mine - Survey Diver:

      • IANTD Technical Mine Diver or higher or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 18 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

  • Dive experience:

    • For Technical Cave:

      • Must provide proof of a minimum of 25 logged Cave Dives.

    • For Technical Mine:

      • Must provide proof of a minimum of 25 logged Mine Dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Wreck Diver 

This Program is designed to develop wreck diving skills within the limits of light penetration and to insure that divers are aware of self-responsibility and capable of risk management in overhead environments.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Wreck Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified in IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 15 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization, OR;

    • Jr. Wreck Diver - Students between 12 years of age and 14 years of age who meet the Wreck Diver performance requirements may qualify for a Jr. Wreck Diver certification that allows them to dive under the supervision of an adult who has a minimum of a Wreck Diver certification level or higher.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 10 logged dives

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Wreck Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Wreck Dive Sessions

Tek Lite Wreck Diver

This Program is designed to train wreck divers in wreck penetration diving and the utilization of EANx for wreck exploration and the use of EANx and oxygen for decompression.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Tek Lite Wreck Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Option 1 - Qualified as:

      • IANTD Wreck Diver or IANTD Cavern Diver or higher or equivalent.

      • IANTD Deep Diver or higher or equivalent.

      • Must proof a minimum of 40 logged dives with qualification as IANTD Wreck or Cavern Diver.

    • Option 2 - Qualified as:

      • Advanced EANx Diver or higher.

      • Must proof of a minimum of 70 logged dives.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 18 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Tek Lite Wreck Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Wreck Dive Sessions

Elite Technical Mine Diver 

This certification has been designed to provide cave divers with the highest recognition in the cave level before entering the professional diving circle in teaching.

How deep can you dive with the Elite Technical Mine Diver Program?
  • No dives are required.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be certified as:

      • IANTD Techncial Mine Diver or equivalent.

      • Must have 4 of the 5 following certifications:

        • IANTD Adv. Mine - Sidemount Diver or Adv. Mine - No Mount Diver

        • IANTD Adv. Mine - Stage/Multi-Stage Diver

        • IANTD Adv. Mine - DPV Diver

        • IANTD Adv. Mine - Survey Diver

        • IANTD Tek Essentials Diver.

        • NOTE: Only IANTD Adv. Mine programs are valid for the application.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 75 non-training logged Mine dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • No training materials are required.

Application Procedure
  • Fill & submit the Elite Technical Cave Diver Application Form to an IANTD Instructor, HQ or local licensee.

Elite Technical Wreck Diver

This certification has been designed to provide cave divers with the highest recognition in the Technical Diver level before entering the professional diving circle in teaching.

How deep can you dive with the Elite Technical Wreck Diver Program?
  • No dives are required.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be certified as:

      • IANTD Techncial Wreck Diver or equivalent.

      • Must have 4 of the 5 following certifications:

        • IANTD Decompression Specialist II. IANTD Tek OW Sidemount Diver III. IANTD Tek OW DPV Diver IV. IANTD Wreck Survey V. IANTD Tek Essentials Diver.

        • NOTE: Only IANTD programs are valid for the application.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 75 non-training logged wreck dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • No training materials are required.

Application Procedure
  • Fill & submit the Elite Technical Wreck Diver Application Form to an IANTD Instructor, HQ or local licensee.

Wreck Survey Diver

This Program is designed to provide advanced training in wreck diving skills to the experienced, certified, responsible wreck divers who wishes to conduct dives while surveying on a wreck. Expose wreck divers to conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities presented during collection of survey data.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Adv. Cave or Mine - Survey Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • For divers who wish to not penetrate a wreck:

      • IANTD Wreck Diver or higher.

    • For divers who wish to Survey the inside of a wreck:

      • IANTD Tek Lite Wreck Diver or higher.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 18 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

  • Dive experience:

    • Must provide proof of a minimum of 25 logged wreck Dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • No Student Kit is required.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Technical Wreck Diver

This Program is designed to train divers in extended wreck penetration diving and the technical utilization of EANx for wreck exploration and the use of EANx and oxygen for decompression.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Technical Wreck Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified as:

      • IANTD Advanced EANx Diver or higher or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 18 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization

  • Dive Experience:

    • Must proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Technical Wreck Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Overhead Dive Sessions

Ice Diver

This program is intended to experience divers to have a ice diving experience and in safe ice diving techniques, preparation for overall awareness of the ice environment. The Ice Diver shall always perform Ice Dives under the direct supervision of an Ice Diver Instructor.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Ice Diver Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 60 ffw (18 mfw).

  • Linear limit from the entrance is 100 ft /30m.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified in:

      • IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.

      • IANTD Dry Suit Diver.

        • NOTE: Diver’s who has equivalent experience on the use of Dry Suit shall demonstrate, in confine water, all water skills listed on the Dry Suit Diver Program to satisfy the instructor that the student is competent and proficient in the use of a dry suit.

        • NOTE: In the case above, after successfully complete the Ice Diver Specialty dives, the diver shall also be certified as a Dry Suit Diver.

        • NOTE: Dry Suit use is recommended but not mandatory.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 16 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 25 logged dives, where minimum of 10 dives was in the water 50F/10C or colder.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • No Student Kit is required.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Ice Dive Sessions

Supervised Ice Diver

This program is intended to experience divers to have a supervised ice diving experience and in safe ice diving techniques, preparation for overall awareness of the ice environment. The supervised Ice Diver shall always perform Ice Dives under the direct supervision of a Ice Diver Instructor.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Supervised Ice Diver Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 60 ffw (18 mfw).

  • Linear limit from the entrance is 100 ft /30m.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified in:

      • IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.

      • IANTD Dry Suit Diver.

        • NOTE: Diver’s who has equivalent experience on the use of Dry Suit shall demonstrate, in confine water, all water skills listed on the Dry Suit Diver Program to satisfy the instructor that the student is competent and proficient in the use of a dry suit.

        • NOTE: In the case above, after successfully complete the Ice Diver Specialty dives, the diver shall also be certified as a Dry Suit Diver.

        • NOTE: Dry Suit use is recommended but not mandatory.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 16 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 25 logged dives, where minimum of 10 dives was in the water 50F/10C or colder.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • No Student Kit is required.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Ice Dive Sessions