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CDAA Cave Course (OC / CCR) 

This is the second level of CDAA courses during which students are taught to plan dives to the rule of 1/3's of their twin cylinder gas supply (back or side mount) or CCR with 1 bail out cylinder. Additionally divers are trained to negotiate restrictions too narrow for 1 diver to pass through. Divers must at all times be close enough to donate gas (air share).

Pre Course - Reading manuals 

Day 1 - Theory, Gear Configuration (night session)

Day 2 - Theory, reel workshop, 1 Controlled Water Dive + 1 Skills Assessment Dive

Day 3 - 2 x Site Dives

Day 4 - 2 x Site Dives

Water skills include an elevated level of proficiency (from Basic Cave) in all skills including hand, light and tactile communications, finning techniques, trim and buoyancy whist performing all skills including loss of gas scenarios, no mask / black out mask following a line, laying and retrieving line.


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 

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 1 bailout cylinder (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 markers

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



4 days





Digital certification card

Basic Cave

(or equivalent)

20 Basics Cave dives Incl:

    Min 10 hours

    2 different sites 


    Min 50 post course dives / 50 hours

2:1 in water

MIn 2  to run

Price (AUD)

$1199 Inc GST

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