Diver Propulsion Vehicle

This course is designed to introduce divers to the skills and excitement of using diver propulsion vehicles. The course familiarizes student divers with the knowledge, planning, organization, rocedures, techniques, potential problems and hazards associated with using DPVs.

This course include the following:

  1. The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of diving with a underwater propulsion vehicle.
  2. Equipment considerations including but not limited to battery care, maintenance and precautions.
  3. Proper procedures for: determining a turnaround point, vehicle failure, runaway motor, descents and ascents and avoiding propeller entanglements.
  4. Techniques to avoid harming fragile aquatic life.
  5. Techniques for entering and exiting the water with a DPV.

To qualify for the DPV Diver course, an individual must:

  1. Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  2. Be at least 12 years old.
  3. Submit, to the instructor, medical clearance for diving signed by a physician, attesting to fitness to dive. The medical clearance must be current within the previous 12 months. The physician signing the form cannot be the individual.
  4. Sign the Certified Diver Experience Programs Liability Release.
  5. Assumption of Risk form.