IANTD OC or Sidemount Full Cave Diver

IANTD OC or Sidemount Full Cave Diver
IANTD OC or Sidemount Full Cave Diver swims

IANTD OC or Sidemount Full Cave Diver Course Overview

The IANTD Full Cave Diver course is the third stage of overhead environment training in the series of IANTD's Full Cave Diver Development Program. Advanced cave dive planning, practical execution of different types of cave systems and scenarios divers encounter are presented. This cave diving course is not intended to prepare divers for evaluating all facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is to expand and critique previous skills accomplished in the IANTD's Cavern and Introductory Cave Diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration.

Course Duration:

This is a 5-day course.


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

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Cave Diver (OC Only) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 130fsw (39msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?

  • Must be a qualified IANTD Introductory to Cave Diver or higher or equivalent.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Must proof of a minimum of 50 logged Dives. OR
  • If not qualified as Introductory to Cave Diver - Must have proof of 100 dives or sufficient experience doing technical dives to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.

What is the minimum materials requirements?

  • IANTD Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?

  • Academic Sessions
    • The Overhead Environment;
    • Planning Dives in Overhead Environments;
    • Operational Aspects of Overhead Diving ... and much more.
  • Confined Water Sessions
    • Survival Skills;
    • Practice of SCUBA diving equipment configuration including redundancy and streamlining;
    • Practice use of reel and line ... and much more.
  • Open Water Sessions
    • Out of Gas Scenario;
    • Regulator Failure Drill, Practice of ALL Emergency Scenarios and much more ...

What makes an IANTD class different?

  • More knowledge!
  • More Practical Skills & Emergency Drills
  • Focus on have better, more comfortable and safer divers

Why you should enroll in an IANTD Program?

  • Simply because Train Divers is What Does Best;
  • IANTD is always ahead of time and leading the diving education as we are known to be always the First to Teach;
  • IANTD has a well elaborated and progressive training.


IANTD OC or Sidemount Full Cave Diver € 750