Why take Advanced Cave Survey Course?

Cave survey and cartography are important aspects of cave exploration and useful for all advanced cave divers. In this IANTD/TDI Advanced Cave Survey class, divers will learn all the required skills to conduct a full cave survey, from an in-water survey to drafting a cave map.

During the class, team-based survey procedures and dive planning are introduced together with additional tools and specialized equipment/software solutions.

Who is it for?

Many divers undertaking the Advanced Cave Survey class have been involved in exciting cave exploration projects worldwide. At a minimum, this course adds special skills and knowledge to the repertoire of any skilled cave diver.

What will I learn?

Course outcomes include, but are not limited to: competency in the basic principles of underwater cave survey, implementation of a defined team approach to underwater survey data collection, which prepares an experienced cave diver to assist in a coordinated cave project productively, using specific cave survey tools and software, and an introduction to cartography methods.

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Applicants must:

  • Be qualified in IANTD/TDI Technical Cave Diver or equivalent;
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age;
  • Be physically and mentally fit;
  • Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any medical condition that may pose a risk while diving;
  • Have a minimum of 25 logged cave dives.

The IANTD/TDI Advanced Cave Survey Course is usually conducted over two days. It requires a minimum of four cave dives, at least 240 minutes of in-water work, and instruction encompassing classroom lectures and land drills.

Transfer from Playa del Carmen included.

Students must bring their own tech-level diving gear, including cave-survey equipment (requirements will be provided upon registration) or borrow/rent it, pay for their gases and tank rentals, cenote entree and agency certification fees is not included



Alex is a true cave diving enthusiast, Cave Ha Diving Mexico founder and owner, Technical Cave Instructor IANTD/TDI/SDI with the following ratings: Advanced Cave DPV Instructor / Advanced Cave Stage – Multi-stage Instructor / Advanced Cave Sidemount & No Mount Instructor / Advanced Cave Survey Instructor / Technical Cave Instructor, OWSD Instructor, GUE Member, GUE Cave 2 / GUE Cave DPV / GUE CCR 1 / GUE TEC 1 / TDI ER/Trimix, mCCR Fathom, eCCR JJ, RYA Skipper

Before fully dedicating himself to the diving industry, Alexander served many years as Executive Vice-President for Technology, Broadcasting and Press Operations, Medical and Anti-Doping, Accreditation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee; President of iTeco International Ltd, Chairman of Board iTeco LLC; Chairman of Expert Board of Bigitex consulting company (finance and IT technology); First Deputy of the Chairman of the Board of Banking Organisation “Inkakhran” and College Professor (Broadcasting and Information Technology).

Chevalier of the orders: Silver Olympic Order and “For Merit to the Fatherland”