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CDAA Advance Cave Course (OC / CCR) 

This is the third and final level of CDAA courses during which students are taught to plan expedition level dives including the use of Stage Cylinders

Pre Course - Reading manuals 

Day 1 - Theory, Gear Configuration (night session)

Day 2 - Theory, 2 Controlled Water Dive

Day 3 - Land Drills, 1 Skills Assessment Dive

Day 4 - 2 x Site Dives
Day 5 - 2 x Site Dives

Water skills include an elevated level of proficiency (from Cave) in all skills including hand, light and tactile communications, finning techniques, trim and buoyancy whist performing all skills.


Two cylinders, volume appropriate for planned dive, and student gas consumption Two independent first and second stage regulators (one to have a 2 meter hose) each with a submersible pressure gauge 

Min 1 Stage Cylinders including regulators and rigging

Buoyancy compensator device (BCD) with power inflator appropriate for side mount or back mount configuration 

Or 1 x CCR with any modifications to be approved by the manufacturer (RESA Standards) and bailout cylinders (2nd stage must have a 2 meter hose)

Exposure suit adequate for diving environment 

Mask, spare mask, cutting device and tec fins 

1 primary light + 2 back ups

Dive computer and an additional depth and timing device; backup computer recommended 

100 meter (min) primary reel 

Min 6 Personal marker

Min 2 Arrows

Slate and or wet notes (plus pencil)


Schedule can be tailored to suit a group

Local shore dives included

Controlled water and skills assessment dives are done in the dams around Collie (camping / accommodation fees apply)

Some sites are 4WD only (logistics discussed pre-course - self drive)

Site dives are done out on the Nullarbor Dive Sites and Nullarbor Expedition fees apply (POA)

Air fills and or blended fills are at the students expense

May be completed on OC or CCR (call for further info) however the sites dictate configuration used



5 days





Digital certification card


(or equivalent)

25 Cave dives Incl:

    Min 25 hours

    4 different sites 


    Min 50 post course dives / 50 hours

    Min 25 CCR Cave Dives / 25 hours

2:1 in water

MIn 2  to run

Price (AUD)

$1499 Inc GST

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