TDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle

  • Certified as an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
  • Proof of 25 logged dives
  • Minimum of 18 years of age, 15 with parental consent
COST: Ä150.00

TDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (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 DPVís while technical diving. Upon successful completion of theTDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty training, the student will 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.

Who this course is for:

The certified technical diver looking to extend their range and take advantage of the benefits of utilizing a DPV on technical dives

What you can expect to learn:

The following topics will be covered during this course:
Motivations for DPV diving
Advantages of DPV use
Equipment considerations DPV options
DPV components
Rated burn time
Care and maintenance
DPV rigging

Problem solving procedures DPV malfunction or failure
Gas sharing with DPVs
Collision avoidance
Team separation

Environmental considerations Appropriate vs. inappropriate dive locations
Suitable environmental conditions
Low impact DPV use

DPV diving techniques Buoyancy and trim with DPV
Instigating directional and depth changes
DPV ďparkingĒ
DPV courtesy and etiquette

Dive planning and gas management Turn time, turn distance, and turn pressure
Gas mix(es) and NDLís or decompression obligations

Required Skill Performance and Graduation Requirements:

The student must perform the following S-drill and skills during all dives:
Demonstrate adequate pre-dive planning
Equipment check and equipment matching
Bubble check
Demonstrate specialized propulsion techniques in varying types of flow
Demonstrate proper buoyancy control
Demonstrate proper body posture
Demonstrate proper stress analysis (detection and management)
The student must perform the following in-water skills during dives:
Proper use of DPV
Gas sharing ascent with DPVs clipped off
Ascent with a disabled DPV
Tow a team member and his disabled DPV

Whatís in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in DPV diving activities without direct supervision so long as the following limits are adhered to:
Safety and decompression stops as appropriate or necessary
Planned dives do not exceed diverís current certification levell

TDI DPV Diver minimum requirements:

Perform all dive requirements safely and efficiently
Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
Maintain an appropriate level of awareness and respect for the environment
Log all dives