Get Certified

If you have always wanted to try cave diving, experience unparalleled adventures and see the world beneath the ground, this is where it starts.

Get your entry level cave certification - CDAA Basic Cave Diver.

A Cavern is a body of fresh water which has a maximum depth of 20 metres, has slight overhangs, near vertical ascents and where daylight is always visible (e.g. limestone caverns, dams, flooded quarries, lakes etc.). A Sinkhole is a body of fresh water which exceeds a depth of 20 metres, can have large passages and where no restriction is too small for two divers to swim adjacent to each other.

To enrol you must hold an Advanced Open Water recreational SCUBA diver award or equivalent and be qualified as an Open Water diver for a minimum of 12 months. Upon completion of this training your first year of CDAA membership is included in the cost of your course.

As a certified Basic Cave diver you have already experienced the thrill of diving cavern and sinkhole sites.

The next step in your training is CDAA Cave Diver where you develop practical skills and knowledge to safely undertake diving activities in caves.

A Cave is an enclosed body of fresh water, has overhangs, silt, darkness zones, and passages that are times are large enough for two divers to swim adjacent to each other and turn around together.

The final step in your formal education is CDAA Advanced Cave Diver. This training is open to all Cave qualified divers and on it you develop the minimum skills and knowledge for advanced (penetration) cave diving including the planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, self reliance and problem solving in a variety of cave diving situations.

An Advanced Cave site is an enclosed body of fresh water with complex interlinked passages, has silt, darkness zones and/or passages that are time may not be large enough for two divers to swim adjacent to each other and turn around together.

Upon completion of this training divers are expected to continually develop their skills with ongoing education and experiences with regular cave diving.

Subject to our CDAA Cross Over Policy, if you are already certified as a Cave diver through another diving agency, you can complete cross-over training to become certified by the CDAA.


Upcoming Scheduled Courses

Ready to jump in? Check out upcoming scheduled courses from CDAA approved instructors.