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Entry level course.

Dive into the darkness and explore the Intro to Cave Course at DarkSide! We’re here to support you at every step of your exciting dive journey.

Intro To Cave

This program is your gateway to the mesmerizing world of cave diving. It enhances your personal skills, elevates your awareness, and equips you with the essential knowledge to embark on cave diving adventures with confidence.

Aspiring cave divers must understand the unique requirements of this thrilling discipline, including the absence of natural light, the confined spaces, the necessity to return to the cave entrance for safety, and the discipline required to follow guidelines and navigate the cave effectively.

Course highlights encompass an introduction to the fundamental principles of cave diving, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed for limited penetration into underwater caves. You’ll also develop a heightened environmental awareness, hone your dive planning and teamwork skills, gain insights into the intricacies of cave environments, and become adept in stress management, navigation, standard and emergency procedures, and cave diving techniques. Additionally, you’ll acquire a profound appreciation of the challenges and rewards that come with cave diving. Embrace the darkness and start your cave diving journey with us!


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DarkSide is here to support you and make sure you have all the guidance you need along the way. If you’ve completed your Intro to Cave Training but are craving more depth and darkness, or if you’re eager to further perfect your skills in overhead environments, the TDI Full Cave Diver Course is your next step. We’re excited to welcome you to this thrilling course and embark on this exploration together. Your adventure begins here!

Full Cave Diver

This course is part of the overhead environment training in the series of TDI’s Full Cave Diver Development Program. Advanced cave dive planning, practical execution of different types of cave systems and scenarios divers encounter are presented. The objective of this course is to expand and critique previous skills accomplished in the TDI Cavern and Introductory Cave Diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration.


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Deco Cave

For divers who have mastered the art of cave diving and yearn to delve even deeper, the Deco Cave course is the perfect opportunity. It’s the next step after completing our Full Cave class and gaining real-world cave-diving experience.

In this course, you’ll enhance your environmental awareness, extend your penetration capabilities, refine your navigation skills, and sharpen your team coordination. You’ll also develop advanced problem-solving abilities, learn stress management techniques, and master the use of stage and decompression cylinders.


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At DarkSide Divers, we’re with you at every stage of your thrilling diving adventure. Elevate your diving experience by enrolling in our Enriched Air Nitrox course. It’s your ticket to becoming a confident and well-informed diver, ready to explore the depths with enhanced knowledge and skills!

Enriched Air Nitrox

Upon completing this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to safely use enriched air for scuba diving, allowing for extended no-decompression limits and shorter surface intervals between dives.

You will learn to analyze gas mixtures, calculate the Maximum Operating Depth for specific gas blends, and understand the advantages of using enriched air in your dives.



Advanced Nitrox Diver

Ready to extend your time below the waves? Whether you’re a scientific explorer or an underwater photographer seeking longer underwater adventures, our TDI Advanced Nitrox Course is your key. This course equips divers to dive with enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 to EAN 100 percent, perfect for no-decompression dives with a max depth of 40 meters or 130 feet.

Upon conquering the Advanced Nitrox course, a world of opportunities opens, including the chance to join our TDI Decompression Procedures, TDI Semi-closed Rebreather, and TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather courses. Dive deeper and stay longer with DarkSide Divers!


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Embark on an unforgettable diving journey with DarkSide Divers. Elevate your skills with our Helitrox course, offering the key to confident exploration in the deep. Uncover the mysteries of the underwater world, conquer narcosis, and become a DarkSide Helitrox Diver!

Helitrox Diver

Venture into the depths with our TDI Helitrox Diver Course, a true DarkSide experience. Master the art of planning and conducting staged decompression dives, reducing the impacts of inert gas narcosis by incorporating helium in your breathing mix. Delve into the world of decompression dive planning, emergency and contingency measures, the science of helium as a breathing gas, and expert decompression procedures. Equip yourself for the depths with thorough knowledge in gas requirements, emergency procedures, and the right equipment selection. Join us in this exhilarating journey and explore the depths as a DarkSide diver.


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This thrilling adventure will equip you with the skills to confidently handle modular tanks in sidemount configuration, opening up a world of underwater exploration. Join us for a course that’s all about expanding your diving horizons!

Essentials in Sidemount

The Essentials in Sidemount Course is your gateway to mastering twin cylinders in sidemount configuration for open water adventures. Dive deep into equipment configuration and essential skills, refining your buoyancy, trim, positioning, and propulsion.

In the water, you’ll practice vital skills, including donning and doffing, SMB deployment, and gas management. You’ll also gain expertise in valve drills, gas failure management, and unconscious diver lifts.


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Unlock the backmount experience with our Backmount Diver Course. Learn how to handle backmounted twin cilinders while mastering buoyancy, trim, and propulsion. Dive into a world of precision and control. Join us and elevate your diving skills today!

Essentials in Backmount

Are you ready to take your scuba diving skills to the next level? Our Essentials in Backmount Course is the perfect opportunity to do just that! Immerse yourself in an advanced dive training that goes beyond the basics. With a focus on precise buoyancy control, expert gas management, and advanced dive planning, you’ll emerge from this experience with a new level of mastery. Not only will you improve your situational awareness and perfect your trim, but you’ll also gain a keen eye for selecting the right gear configuration. This is your chance to become a true DarkSide diver!


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DarkSide is here to support and guide you every step of the way as you proceed on your exciting diving journey. Get in touch with us today  & become the dive buddy that you want to dive with! 

Recreational Foundations

Embarking on this systematic learning and professional training will not only boost your personal underwater skills, but also improve your ability to work in a team. This program is designed to refine and expand your diving skills, while ensuring your safety during every dive. Honing your buoyancy, trim, and propulsion techniques are just the beginning. You will also learn how to streamline your equipment and implement the Hogarthian configuration for maximum efficiency. By sharpening your situational awareness and gas management skills, you will be better equipped to plan and execute unforgettable dives. With this training, you are sure to increase your confidence and proficiency in the underwater world. 



Advanced Open Water Diver



At DarkSide, we support each diver’s unique goals and personal limitations. Our Advanced Open Water Diver course can help you explore beyond your comfort zone, challenge your limits, and experience personal growth. We’re committed to guiding you every step of the way towards unlocking your fullest potential as a diver. Take the leap with DarkSide and achieve your goals!

This course offers an exciting opportunity to expand your diving knowledge and skills. After completing the theory course, you’ll have a solid foundation in diving principles. The real adventure begins with five exciting dives, introducing you to new environments and challenging scenarios, boosting your confidence and skills. Becoming an advanced open water diver is a significant achievement, and our tailored course ensures you reach this milestone with confidence and expertise.

Mandatory course dives

When achieving your Advanced Open Water diver status with DarkSide Divers, you must complete the 3 following dives as we believe these are crucial in order to obtain the necessary skills:​

Your Choice!

Choose 2 or more of the following Adventure dives to complete your certification:

DarkSide is here to support and guide you every step of the way as you begin your exciting diving journey. From the moment you take the plunge, you’ll be amazed at the incredible world beneath the surface. So what are you waiting for? Become an Open Water diver today by taking the first step! Get in touch with us today – your next big adventure is just around the corner!

Open Water Diver Course

A three day course in which the students will learn the basics of scuba diving focusing on good Buoyancy, Trim and Position. Upon completion of the program the graduate will be able to plan consecutive dives to a depth not greater than 60 feet/18 meters. As well as the correct set up and use of DIR equipment.



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