tdi_4color-LogoLG Mexico Underground & TDI Intro Cave Diver

The introduction to cave course is designed to develop the minimum skills and knowledge for cave diving and overhead environment diving passed the natural light zone, training is conducted in full cave equipment, backmount or sidemount or rebreather. The Cenotes of Mexico provide a great place to spend hours in the shallow warm clear cenotes working on your skills in becoming a cave diver. At Mexico Underground our intro to cave course is only taught by experienced full cave instructors, as its best to mentored by someone with an in-depth knowledge of cave diving at this level.

The intro cave diver course in not intended to provide instruction for all cave diving environments, you may select to combine the introduction to cave class and full class over a 6-9 day period.

The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper planning, procedures, techniques and hazards of cave diving. Including cave control, balance & Buoyancy, finning techniques, line and reel use, technical back mount or Sidemount or rebreather configuration and setup, basic drills for loss of visibility and loss of line are all coved in our curriculum.

At Mexico Underground we run the Intro cave course over 3 days, 6 days if combined with Cavern diver and 9 day if you am to certify as a TDI Full Cave diver.

The class fee includes all logistics and training materials, we highly recommend purchasing and owning your own equipment for cave diving but can rent cave equipment to students if required for use during your cavern and cave training.

After taking and completing my TDI Intro Cave Diver certification what can I do next?

TDI Full Cave diver
And ranges of cave diving specialties including: Cave DPV, stage cave diver, and survey cave diver.


  • 3 Day of Training
  • 4 Training Dives
  • Online Learning
  • Gases (Air/O2 & Bailout)
  • Transport to the caves
  • Snacks & Refreshments
Breathing System
– Backgas Reg Set.
– Sidemount Reg Set
– CCR. Rebreather
Deco Regulators
Stage Bailout Regulators
Mask + Back up Wetnote Book or Slate
Dive computer & Bottom Timer Compass
Appropriate exposure suit
Suit – Hoot – Boots – Drysuit
Full Bladded Fins.
Preferable with Spring Heel Straps
Wing / Backplate / Sidemount System
2 Cutting Tools Complete Rebreather for Rebreather Training.
PRIMARY DIVE LIGHT 2 Back up Dive Lights
Primary Reel 330ft./100m. 2 x Spool
3 x Line Markers Helmet / Sidemount
Student Prerequisites TDI INTRO CAVE Course: FULL CAVE
MINIMUM AGE Be a minimum age of eighteen (18)
MIN DRIVER LEVEL Intro to Cave Diver
AMOUNT OF DIVES 50 logged Divers
COURSE DURATION 4-5 days including 8 cave divers to a maximum depth of 130fsw/40msw
EQUIPMENTS / SYSTEM Open Circuit twin set. Sidemount and Rebreather