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SDI DPV diver

SDI DPV diver


The SDI 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.

Who this course is for:The certified diver looking to maximize the amount of area they can cover during a dive by using a DPV Individuals that may have limited use of their legs for diving

Course prerequisites: SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent. Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn: The SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Pressure review, Review of air embolisms and decompression theory
  • Review of ascents/descents with regards to pressure changes
  • 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
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

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Dive plan
  • Proper entry
  • Surface use of DPV
  • Descent with DPV, Underwater tour, Monitor DPV and air consumption
  • Ascent and exit

What’s in it for you? Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities without direct supervision of the SDI Instructor* so long as the following limits are adhered to:

  • The diving activities approximate those of training
  • The areas of activities approximate those of training
  • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

For professionals: You can get a SDI DPV Instructor qualifications. Please, contact us for more detail.

SDI DPV Diver course price: The cost of the course is 20000 rubles.
The price includes: theory in the classroom, open water dives on Lake Baikal, certification for SDI DPV Diver. Not included: rental of personal equipment.