Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Instructor


Philosophy

With the Diver Propulsion Vehicle (underwater scooter) course you will introduce your future scuba student divers to the skills and excitement of using diver propulsion vehicles. The course familiarizes student divers with the knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, potential problems and hazards associated with using DPVs.

Priorities in the course:

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

Be a renewed PADI Assistant Instructor (or higher rating) or have completed an IDC/OWSI within the last 12 months.

Duration

One day including one open water dive.

Materials

  • PADI Specialty Student Manual for DPV
  • PADI Specialty Instructor Outline for DPV
  • Additional to your other dive gear: if available own scooter
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