Visitor Diving Permits

Eligible non-CDAA cave qualified divers can apply for a temporary CDAA Special Visitors Permit (SVP) that enables dives to be undertaken on CDAA rated sites while providing insurance protection to our landowners. Approved visitors are deemed as diving members under the CDAA Constitution and are expected to observe the CDAA Regulations at all times.  Note: Under the Current CDAA Constitution it states that "a temporary visitor membership is not available to a current Australian resident who has resided in Australia for the previous 2 years".

To apply:

  1. Download the Visitor Permit Application Form and complete it.
  2. Scan the completed form ensuring that you comply with all of the following scanning requirements: resolution of 200 dots per inch, scan in colour, scan to PDF format and ensure that the scanned file size is < 1 MB. Applications not meeting these requirements will be rejected.
  3. E-mail PDF file to CDAA Records Officer:  

Next Steps:

  1. You application will be reviewed by the CDAA Standards Director to determine your CDAA qualification level (Deep Cavern, Cave, or Advanced Cave) for the duration of your permit.
  2. The Records Officer will be create a membership account for you where you will be assigned a CDAA number starting with 'V'.   You will be advised how to login to the secure 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.