DPV Diver

DPV Diver

The purpose of the TDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using DPVS. Upon completing the TDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty training, the student should be able to: demonstrate comprehension of the practical knowledge necessary for DPV diving, properly plan and safely conduct DPV dives, and implement techniques and procedures to manage and minimize DPV diving hazards.

 

  1. Minimum age of 18, or 15 with parental consent
  2. Minimum certification of Open Water Scuba Diver
No required materials
The TDI DPV Diver Course requires a minimum of 2 dives conducted over a minimum of 2 days. The first day will be split between the classroom, gear configuration, and in-water time. The second day will be spent conducting DPV dives.
  1. Mask and fins
  2. Backup mask recommended
  3. Exposure protection (dry suit and undergarment or 7mm wet suit)
  4. Primary cylinder or cylinders (backmount or sidemount)
  5. One or two first and second stage regulators depending upon configuration
  6. SPG
  7. BCD inflator hose and/or dry suit inflator hose
  8. Buoyancy Compensating Device (BCD)
  9. Depth and timing device
  10. Cutting device
  11. DPV (may be rented from us)