CMAS Cave Diver 1

Discover what's underground!

The CMAS Cave Diver 1 is the entry level course for anyone who wants to discover the overhead environment. It will take you underground for the first time, opening your eyes to another portion of the underwater world while developing the specific skills required to this practice.


The CMAS Cave Diver 1 course is designed to develop the essential cave diving skills for practice this specialization with comfort, confidence and competence. You will learn how to handle position and buoyancy underwater, the basic propulsion techniques, how to react in case of emergencies and many other things.

After you get the certification it will allows you to dive until 50 meters of the entrance of a Cave (Zone 1) and until 1/3 of 2/3 of your gas.


The CMAS Cave Diver 1 course is usually conducted over three full days (one can be split), and includes four dives (preceded by land drills) and two theoretical lessons conducted in classroom.


The course ends when the students have passed a written exam and have fullfilled all the pratical outcomes.

Pratical Info

In the course fee it’s included:

  • Instruction
  • Teaching materials
  • Certification fees
  • Refills in EAN32

In the course fee it’s not included:

  • Eventual entry fees to the mine or caves we will visit
  • Lunches

Every student must own the equipment required for practice technical diving. Feel you free to contact us in case of any doubt regarding it or to get the list about what’s exactly is needed.

Career Pathway

After you get the CMAS Cave Diver 1 certification you can continue your diving career by taking one of the following courses:


  • 16 Years Old
  • CMAS D2 or equivalent
    CMAS Adv Skills or equivalent
  • 30 Open Water dives
    5 Night dives
  • Medical Certificate

Quick Info

  • CMAS Cave Diver 1
  • Maximum 20 meters
    Maximum 50 meters from entrance
    Maximum 1/3 of 2/3 of gas
  • Nitrox


Stella Del Curto

Stella Del Curto

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René Röösli

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Raffaele Mazza

Raffaele Mazza

CMAS Instructor I4
I’m Raffaele Mazza, born in Locarno, Switzerland, the 25 September 1968.   Diving Qualifications Diving [...]

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Discover what's under the surface!