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DPV / Scooter Diver

Underwater propulsion vehicles can be remarkable tools for a variety of diving tasks. They allow the diver to cover great distances while reducing effort and air consumption, DPV's are also awesome fun!


These IANTD DPV programs will introduces the diver to the use of underwater propulsion vehicles. The programs cover the basic principles of DPV diving and are designed to introduce divers to the skills and knowledge required for use of propulsion vehicles.

IANTD Training requires an emphasis on awareness, dive-planning, teamwork, environment, stress management, navigation, conservation, standard and emergency procedures, DPV maintenance and trouble shooting and the potential hazards of diving with a DPV.

Program Descriptions

DPV DiverDPV Diver (OC & CCR) (2 days)
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DPV Diver Training

This Program is designed to provide training in the use of Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPV's) in Open Water.

The purpose of this course is to expose divers to conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during DPV use either for touring, or exploration.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. (Age requirement can be waived for cause with notarized statement.)
  • Must be qualified as IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) and have a minimum of 25 logged dives.

Equipment Requirements:

  • All items listed in the Equipment Requirements for the environment being trained in.
  • IANTD DPV Diver Student Kit
  • Suitable DPV for dives planned.
Cave / Mine DPV DiverCave / Mine DPV Diver (OC & CCR) (3 days)
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Cave DPV Diver Training

This Program is designed to provide training in the use of Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPV's) in the overhead environment.

The course trains the diver in the safe operation of diver propulsion vehicles, firstly in the open water to develop skills then in the overhead environment to put the learnt skills in to practice. The course covers emergency procedures including DPV failure, diver tows and gas shares whilst using DPV's.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be qualified as an IANTD Full Cave / Mine Diver or equivalent.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Have a minimum of 50 logged Cave / Mine dives.

Equipment Requirements:

  • All items listed in the Equipment Requirements for the environment being trained in.
  • IANTD Cave / Mine DPV Diver Student Kit
  • Suitable DPV for dives planned.
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