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Adv. Cave or Mine - Sidemount (Rebreather)

Adv. Cave or Mine - Sidemount (Rebreather)

This Program is designed to familiarize the experienced, certified rebreather cave or mine diver with the techniques;

equipment and mindset required for sidemount diving activities in an underwater, overhead environment. Enable technical cave or mine divers to proficiently assemble and use sidemount diving equipment. Teach cave or mine divers the proper techniques to safely conduct cave diving activities that warrant the use of sidemount diving equipment (i.e. small passages, logistics and restrictions). Expose technical cave or mine divers to the conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during sidemount / no mount diving activities in underwater caves or mines.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Advanced Cave or Mine - Sidemount Rebreather Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student.

What do you need to enroll in this program?

    • IANTD Rebreather Cave Diver or Rebreather Mine Diver or higher or equivalent
    • Minimum Age 18 years old.
    • Must have 50 Sidemount dives or 50 hours of Sidemount diving experience or 100 hours sidemount diving in which at least 25 dives or 25 hours sidemount were mine dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?

  • IANTD Cave Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?

  • Academic Sessions
  • Confined Water Sessions
  • Open Water Sessions

Wherever you want to go, IANTD can take you there!!

One of IANTD differentials in the formation of any confident and safe IANTD Diver is our training philosophy known as:

  • WATER - Wisdom, Attitude, Training, Experience and Repetition.

A relaxed confident diver is a safe diver who will enjoy exploring inner-space and pursue diving adventures for a lifetime.
by Tom Mount

International Association of Nitrox Divers, IAND, was formed in 1985 in response to the needs of the diving public. Up until that time, mixed gas diving and the use of decompression gasses was limited, in a formal way, to military and commercial divers.