The Cave 1 course aims to provide the basics for cave diving. With 50-metres and T-Value 70 limits, the Cave 1 diver can safely face even modest restrictions and "T" deviations. Complex navigation and stage drop are excluded.
During the course, particular emphasis will be placed on the logic of gas management as well as assistance to divers in distress, shaping and protection of the underground environment. It will also convey the concept of how teamwork is essential in a clogged environment, and how protocols should be seen as a source of security rather than a fuss. Therefore, the student Cave 1 will have to be free from individualisms and with the knowledge and skills necessary for technical diving well sedimented.
The Cave 1 course can also be taken with the pSCR Rebreather if the student is in possession of the corresponding free water certificate. However, it is still necessary to take on board the specific knowledge and skills of Cave 1 in an open circuit.
Maximum depth 50 meters
1 decompression stage
1 bottom stage
1 travel stage if with pSCR
1 oxygen stage per team, if the decompression stages are 50/25.