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The Dive Outfitters Ltd

SCHEDULE

DISCOVER SNORKELING

October 1, 22
November 14, 18
December 5, 10, 19
December 17 (in Leduc)
January 9, 13, 23, 27
February 10, 20, 24
March 10, 13, 24, 27
April 10, 14

DISCOVER SCUBA

October 1, 22
November 14, 19
December 5, 10, 19
December 17 (in Leduc)
January 9, 14, 23, 28
February 11, 20, 25
March 11, 13, 25, 27
April 10, 15

POOL REFRESHER

October 1, 20
November 14, 17
December 5, 8, 19
January 9, 12, 23, 28
February 9, 20, 23
March 9, 13, 25, 27
April 10, 13

OPEN WATER DIVER

Pool & Clasroom Training
October 20-22
November 17-29
December 8-10
January 5-7 (in Leduc)
January 12-14
January 26-28
February 9-11
February 23-25
March 9-11
March 23-25
April 13-15

Open Water Training
Summer 2018 TBD (Jasper)
Summer 2018 TBD (Twin Lakes)
*These dates are available for all courses including Specialty courses

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Diver Propulsion Vehicle

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The SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver Course is designed to train divers in the use of a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) and familiarize them with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using a DPV in a non-overhead environment.

The DPV that this course is intended for are expedition grade and not the type that you use in your backyard swimming pool.

Who this course is for

  • The certified diver looking to maximize the amount of area they can cover during a dive by using a DPV
  • Individuals that may have limited use of their legs for diving

Course prerequisites

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  • Recommended 10 or more logged dives, some of which must be recent (with-in the last 6 months)
  • Cold water experience. In order to complete this course locally you should have some dive experience in cold water prior to this course.

What you can expect to learn

  • Physics and physiology review
  • Effects of pressure on the body and potential injuries
  • Ascents and descents
  • Advantages of using a diver propulsion vehicle (DPV)
  • Considerations when choosing a DPV
  • DPV protocols: batteries, safety, maintenance, storage, transporting
  • Dive planning while using a DPV
  • Safety considerations and buddy considerations

Certification Requirements

  • Classroom Training: Hands-on classroom training must be completed prior to the open water training
  • Open Water Dives: With a qualified instructor, students will complete two dives in an open water environment

Course fees do not include gear, tanks, airfills, travel, accommodations, training materials.