TDI Mine Diver Level 1

Sie befinden sich hier:

Dieser Kurs ist die erste Stufe des TDI Mine Diver Programs und ist eine Einführung in die Grundprinzipien des Minetauchens anhand einer durchgehende Hauptleine. Diese Einführung ist nicht dazu gedacht, Taucher für alle Facetten des Minentauchens zu trainieren. Das Ziel dieses Kurses ist die Vervollkommnung der Fähigkeiten, die im TDI Cavern Diving Program vermittelt werden, zusätzlich zur Einführung zusätzlicher Techniken und Verfahren, die für Minen-Tauchgänge erforderlich sind. Dieser Kurs kann nach Ermessen des Tauchlehrers mit TDI Mine Diver Level II kombiniert werden. Dieser Kurs verwendet die gleichen Prinzipien und Techniken wie der TDI-Einführungskurs zum Höhlenunterricht, einschließlich der Verwendung des gleichen Schulungsmaterials und -gerätes. Eine duale Zertifizierung ist jedoch nicht zulässig. Absolventen, die in Höhlen tauchen möchten, müssen den TDI-Einführungskurs zum Höhlenunterricht absolvieren.

  • Max 3 Schüler per Instruktor
  • Dauer: 3 Tage / 4 Tauchgänge
  • Preis: 1.200 CHF
  • Im Preis enthalten: Online-Training, Theorie, Tauchgänge
  • Im Preis nicht enthalten: Gase, Leihausrüstung, Zertifizierungsgebühren, Reisekosten und Spesen des Instructors
  • Max Tiefe: 40mt. / 130 feet

Who this course is for:

    Cavern divers who are interested in learning techniques for diving in flooded mines

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Certified TDI Cavern Diver or equivalent

What you can expect to learn

The following topics must be covered during this course:

  • Policy for mine and cave diving
  • Gas matching procedures and management to include dissimilar volumes
  • Psychological considerations
  • Equipment considerations
    • Cylinder options
    • Regulator options
    • Buoyancy compensator device (BCD)/harness options
    • Reel options
    • Proper weighting
    • Equipment configurations
  • Communication
    • Hand signals
    • Light signals
    • Touch contact signals
  • Swimming techniques
    • Body posture/ trim
    • Buoyancy control
    • Line following
    • Propulsion techniques
  • Physiology
    • Breathing techniques
    • Stress management
  • Mine environment
    • Types of mines
    • Geology
    • Structure
    • Hazards
    • Local access requirements
    • Land owner relations
  • Conservation
  • Problem solving
  • Accident analysis
  • Review of dive tables and decompression theory
  • Mine and cave diving etiquette

Required skill performance and graduation requirements

All of the following information must be determined/obtained and utilized in dive planning:

  • What material(s) were extracted from the mine and by what method(s)
  • Were toxic solutions or substances used or created during the extraction process and is there a risk of such substance(s) remaining or of any general pollution – If so, ascertain which location(s)
  • Obtain a detailed map of the mine from the mining company or whoever is responsible for the site
  • Are there any known or potentially collapsible tunnels?
  • All known access and egress points from the mine, their depths and possible emergency traverses to other exits
  • Type(s) of sediment in the mine
  • Type of ceiling supports; i.e. wooden or metal and how to detect signs of wear, type of debris left in the mine
  • All possible entanglement points
  • Location, size and depth of vertical extraction shafts
  • Points that could damage divers’ delicate equipment such as lines, dry suits, etc
  • Line options
  • How to evaluate the stability of a passage
  • Existing collapse points
  • Special equipment requirements
  • Type of entry/exit

Land drills

  • How to properly:
    • Deploy a guideline
    • follow a guideline
  • Use of safety reel in:
    • Lost diver procedures
    • Lost line drill

The student must perform the following S-drill and skills during all dives:

  • Demonstrate:
    • Adequate pre-dive planning
    • Equipment check and equipment matching
    • Bubble check
    • Specialized propulsion techniques in varying types of flow
    • Proper buoyancy control
    • Proper body posture
    • Proper stress analysis (detection and management)

In-water skills

  • Properly deploy a guideline
  • Properly use line markers
  • Properly follow a guideline with eyes open and closed, simulating loss of visibility
  • Air share with a buddy with eyes open, following the guideline
  • Air share with a buddy with lights off, eyes closed and use touch contact, following the guideline
  • Remove and replace mask while in contact with guideline
  • Demonstrate light/hand -signals and touch contact
  • Conservation and awareness techniques
  • Referencing as back-up navigation
  • Demonstrate adequate anti-silting techniques
  • Simulate a primary light failure, and use back light to exit the mine
  • Demonstrate lost line and lost diver drills
  • Identify and avoid potential hazard, entanglement and collapse points

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in single guideline mine diving activities without direct supervision, provided the graduates adhere to the following limits:

  • Penetration is limited to 1/3 of a single diving cylinder, or 1/6th if using double cylinders
  • 40 metres/130 feet maximum depth
  • No decompression diving
  • Maintain a continuous guideline
  • Proper mine diving equipment is used
  • Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are qualified to enroll in TDI Mine Diver Level II

Minimum certification requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the TDI Intro Cave Diver Course written examination
    (this requirement may be waived by the instructor if the student is already TDI Intro to Cave certified)
  • Perform all land drills and mine dive requirements safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Maintain an appropriate level of awareness and respect for the mine environment
  • Log all dives