tdi_4color-LogoLG Mexico Underground & TDI Stage Cave Diver

The TDI stage cave course is program aimed at providing you the tools to execute safe cave dives around the world and extend your penetration depth and distance using multiply cylinder for bottom mix and during decompression.

The stage cave course follows on from the full cave diver training were you are limited to that of double tanks, Sidemount tanks and the limit of you single rebreather bailout cylinder, training is conducted in full cave equipment, backmount or sidemount or rebreather.

The TDI stage cave diver course in not intended to provide instruction for all cave diving environments but is targeted to divers who plan on diving for long duration and or depth were decompression penalty may incur or gas reserves of mixes are required to be staged with the cave it self, it is highly recommended that the dive has previous decompression diving experience prior to attempting decompression in caves. We can on request combine the TDI decompression Procedures diver program with the stage cave diver.

At Mexico Underground we run the stage cave diver over 5 days.

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 Stage Cave Diver certification what can I do next?

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


  • 5 Day of Training
  • 8 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 STAGE 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