Diver Propulsion Vehicles
This course is designed to train divers in the use of a diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) and familiarizes them with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using a DPV in a non-overhead environment.
This course is designed to teach trained cave divers how to utilize Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPVs) in the cave environment. Divers will learn about safe DPV use, DPV
components, and care and maintenance. Students will learn to plan dives that may incorporate extended penetration, longer bottom times, complex dive planning, and proper methods of gas management.
The purpose of the Technical Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using DPVS. Upon completing the Technical Diver Propulsion Vehicle course, the student should be able to: demonstrate comprehension of the practical knowledge necessary for technical DPV diving, properly plan and
safely conduct technical DPV dives, and implement techniques and procedures to manage and minimize technical DPV diving hazards.