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Diver Propulsion Vehicle (Underwater Scooter)

Diver Propulsion Vehicle (Underwater Scooter)

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The Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver Course is designed to train divers in the use of a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) and familiarize them with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using a DPV in a non-overhead environment.

The SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Physics
    • Pressure review
    • Review of air embolisms and decompression theory
    • Review of ascents/descents with regards to pressure changes
    • Review dive tables and computers
    • Diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) considerations
  • Advantages of using a diver propulsion vehicle (DPV)
    • Features to consider when choosing a DPV
    • Types of DPVs
    • Accessories
  • Overview of DPVs used for this Course
    • Maximizing battery life
    • Battery safety tips
    • Maintenance, storing and transporting
    • Dive planning and safety considerations
    • Air consumption and decompression
    • Battery endurance
    • Determining the turn-around time point
  • Safety considerations
    • Vehicle failure
    • Depth and descent/ascent considerations
    • Avoiding propeller entanglements and obstructions
  • Diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) use
    • Pre-dive preparation
    • Water entries
    • DPV use at the surface
    • Riding tandem
    • Orientation and descent procedures
    • Ascent and exit procedures
    • Post dive maintenance


      Before Course Complete knowledge development (2 - 3 hours)
      Day 1 Theory review and 2 dives
      *Actual dive sites subject to tides and weather 


      • SDI eLearning and certification fee
      • DPV hire
      • 2 Shore Dives


      • Scuba Gear Hire, click here for our rental price
      • Dive Medical (if required), some medical conditions may affect you from diving. For example, heart disease, asthma, or epilepsy. Please inform us prior to reservation if you suffer from any medical condition that may affect your diving
      • Spool & Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB), can be purchased during theory session
      • Dive Torch and Slate (Optional, recommended for underwater communication)
      • Discount price to combine with Nitrox Diver for just $199 (You save $100!)


      • Course prerequisites: Open Water Scuba Diver, Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
      • Complete knowledge development before the course starts
      • Fitness to Dive: You must review Dive Medical Requirements and Fitness to Dive information prior to the commencement of the course. If you have answered "yes" to any question on your dive medical form, you are required to provide us with a signed document, stating that you are "fit to dive" from a medical practitioner before your course start date. Please email us a copy of your diver medical at least 7 days prior to course commencement
      • Age: Minimum Age is 12 years. All students under 18 years of age will require parent/guardian consent at the beginning of your course.
      • What you need to bring: Sunscreen, Swimwear, Towel, Lunch
      By purchasing our course, you agree to our Terms and Conditions of the Open Water Course.

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