Eligibility

Visiting Diver Permits are open to all non-Australian residents that are certified cave divers.  The permit is non-transferable and upon issuance you are a diving member of the CDAA for 3 months, subject to its Constitution and Regulations.

To Apply

  • Please lodge application at least 6-8 weeks before your arrival.
  • Download Visiting Diver Permit Application, print and fill it in.
  • Nominate your CDAA sponsor (must be a current diving member of CDAA). The sponsor's responsibilities can be found in our Regulations.
  • Scan the completed application form, a dive log of all dives (including non-cave dives) completed in the past 12 months and your certification cards. Ensure that you scan to PDF format.
  • Email PDF files to Publication Director: publications@cavedivers.com.au for assessment.

Next Steps

  1. You application will be reviewed by the CDAA National Committee to determine your CDAA qualification level (Basic Cave, Cave, or Advanced Cave) based on the evidence provided.
  2. If approved, we create a membership account for you. You will be advised how to login to the members area. From the secure members area you can:
    • Pay your Permit fee.  This is currently $AU 100 which entitles you to full CDAA diving membership for 3 months.
    • Upload a passport quality photo.
    • Download application and indemnity forms, complete them and upload scanned copies.
    • Make dive bookings.
    • Access the members document library and other content including 'Guidelines' our quarterly club magazine.
    • Upon our acceptance of your passport quality photo, a visiting diver permit certification card will be issued showing your full name, photo, diving qualification level and date of permit expiry. It will be mailed to you or your sponsor.