Diver Propulsion Vehicle
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
- 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
- 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.