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SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver

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

  • The certified diver looking to maximise 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
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

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

  • Physics
  • Advantages of using a diver propulsion vehicle (DPV)
  • Safety considerations
  • Using the Buddy System SDI Instructor Manual
  • Diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) use

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

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

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

Also, the SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development Program.

This is a practical course with no academic elements.

Further information from SDI on the Future Buddies Program;

Course Overview

Course Standards

What’s included in the course fee?

  • Air fills
  • Hire of DPV

What’s not included in the course fee?

  • Additional manuals
  • Additional or remediation dives
  • Additional kit hire

View our current price list here.

If you require further information or wish to book your next course please get in touch.