association of caving instructors

Welcome to our web site

ACI is the representative body of professional caving instructors in the United Kingdom.

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All full members hold the Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC) and are accredited by the British Caving Association to lead, instruct, and advise on all aspects of caving and potholing.

Some hold additional endorsements for the exploration of abandoned mines.

All are highly experienced, active cavers, and work to a Code of Professional Conduct.

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If you are seeking more information about caving, or would like to hire the services of a caving instructor to arrange for some practical training, e.g.:

  • an introductory trip
  • a days guiding, or
  • some technical skills tuition

please click 'ACI Instructors' and contact one of our members.