|PADI DPV Diver Program
Always wanted to be like James Bond ?
This is your
Soaring through the water with
a propulsion vehicle is like flying through space – you
have to experience it to believe it! To take your test drive
underwater, you’ll need at
least your PADI Open Water Diver (Junior Open Water Diver or
equivalent) certification and be at least 12 years old.
Your PADI DPV Diver program will include two open water dives, which
may be conducted in one day. The first dive allows you to practice
basic vehicle handling skills and the second dive prompts you to plan
a typical DPV dive. During the program, you’ll cover the knowledge
and techniques used when diving with an underwater propulsion vehicle.
following will be included in your PADI DPV Diver program:
The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards
of diving with a DPV. Equipment considerations including but not limited
to battery care, maintenance and precautions.
- Determining a turnaround
- Vehicle failure
- Runaway motor
- Descents and ascents
- Avoiding propeller entanglements.
to avoid harming fragile aquatic life.
- Entering and exiting the
water with a DPV.
The DPV elective dive from
the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Advanced Plus program may
be counted toward the certification requirements of this specialty,
of the instructor