IANTD OC or Sidemount Introductory Cave Diver

IANTD OC or Sidemount Introductory Cave Diver
IANTD OC or Sidemount Introductory Cave Diver swims underwater

IANTD OC or Sidemount Introductory Cave Diver Course Overview

The IANTD Introductory Cave Diver course is an introduction to the basic principles of cave diving utilizing a single primary guide line. Introductory cave diving is the second level in the development of proper techniques for cave diving, directly building upon the cavern diver course. This introduction to cave diving is not intended to train divers for all facets of cave diving.

Course Duration:

This is a 5-day course.


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 to Cave Diver (OC, SCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 130 fsw.

What do you need to enroll in this program?

  • IANTD Wreck Diver or IANTD Cavern Diver or IANTD Limited Mine Diver or equivalent.
  • Must be a minimum of 15 years old.
  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives or sufficient experience 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 Introductory to 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 Introductory Cave Diver € 600