DPV

PADI Dive Propulsion Vehicle Course Details

  These things are a blast to ride!

DPV’s offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without kicking and they do it pretty fast! Want to visit that offshore reef from the beach? A DPV may be the best way to go to conserve both air and energy.

Pacific Wilderness can set you up with a New DPV or you may use the one included with Class.  Try these puppies out and you’ll wonder how you got by so long without it!

Covered in this Course:

  • Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
  • DPV types & considerations
  • Diver etiquette and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life while zipping around with your DPV

Session One (Class):

  • Class Briefing

  • Paperwork

  • Short Lecture

Approx. Time: 2-3 Hrs

 

Session Two (Open Water):

  • Dive Briefing

  • Dives #1 & #2

  • Review

Approx. Time: 5-10 Hrs
(Depending on whether it’s a Beach or Boat Dive Program)

 

Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

DIVE PROPULSION VEHICLE CLASS REQUIREMENTS

PREREQUISITE

REQUIRED GEAR

Completion of the PADI Open Water Class or equivalent*.

(Minimum age 12 to Register)

*If your certification is listed below you may qualify to enroll in this PADI Specialty Course at Pacific Wilderness.

-BSAC Ocean Diver
-CMAS 1 Star Diver

-IDEA Open Water
-NASDS Open Water
-NAUI Open Water
-PDIC Open Water
-SSI Open Water
-YMCA Open Water

The Following Equipment is Required for this Specialty Class:

  • Basic Gear (Purchased in OpenWater)
  • Full SCUBA Gear (Rental Available**)
    • Regulator System
    • B. C.
    • Tank
    • Wetsuit & Hood
    • Weight Belt

    Plus the Following needed for all Specialty Classes:

  • Dive Knife & Slate*
  • Compass*
  • Whistle*
  • Dive Bag for Boat Trips*
  • Safety Sausage*

*Note, this Equipment is Required at ALL Dive Shops and is not included in the Class.

**Full SCUBA Gear is available for Rental at a Package Rate of $60 for the Weekend

FOR COMPLETION

  • Attend Class Session and Complete Assignments.
  • Demonstrate Proficiency in DPV & Buoyancy Control
  • Complete (2) Dives with DPV

TRAINING OPTIONS

Private – Boat Dives Program

BOAT DIVE PROGRAM WB01372_.gif (406 bytes)Our most Popular Specialty Program. The Specialty Boat Dives program incorporates about 12 hours of Instruction Customized to your Schedule with Two Supervised Dives to Complete your Specialty Certification.

We recommend this Course to Students for Several Reasons:

  1. The most difficult thing to Master for New DPV Divers is Buoyancy Control and Steering the Unit – This Course helps you fine tune.
  2. It allows those with Difficult or Varying Work Schedules to take Specialty Classes.
  3. It gives your Group the ability to take a Private Specialty Class with just your Friends at a comparable Price to Standard “Pre-Scheduled” Courses at other shops
  4. This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available because you set it!
  5. Smaller class sizes mean more Personalized Attention.

To View How to Build a Class Schedules See Below.

Classes Size of One up to Eight 

Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Customized Course Schedule
  • Tuition Fee
  • PADI DPV Manual & DVD
  • DPV Rental
  • PADI Specialty Certification Card.
  • (2) Boat Dives with Instructor
  • Catalina Island Boat Trip

 

To book your own “Private” Class please use the following Outline for time allocations:

  • Session #1 (Class):  – Dedicate 2-3 Hours total time. This may be done in One evening prior to your Dives.
  • Session #2 (Dives) – You will need to Dedicate a Full Day. Our Boat Trips are scheduled a Year in Advance and can be Viewed Here. Look up any “Shop Boat Dive” and use those dates in planning your Schedule. Session normally runs 6:30 am to 5 pm.

If you need help or have any questions on how to schedule Your Specialty Class Please call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to walk you through it!

Note, Final Schedules will be determined jointly between Student (s) and Dive Shop based on Boat and Instructor Availability.

Private – Beach Dives Program

BOAT DIVE PROGRAM WB01372_.gif (406 bytes)Our most Economical Specialty Program.

The Specialty Beach Dives program incorporates about 7 hours of Instruction Customized to your Schedule with Two Supervised Dives to Complete your Specialty Certification.

We recommend this Course to Students for Several Reasons:

  1. The most difficult thing to Master for New DPV Divers is Buoyancy Control and Steering the Unit – This Course helps you fine tune.
  2. It allows those with Difficult or Varying Work Schedules to take Specialty Classes.
  3. It gives your Group the ability to take a Private Specialty Class with just your Friends at a comparable Price to Standard “Pre-Scheduled” Courses at other shops
  4. This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available because you set it!
  5. Smaller class sizes mean more Personalized Attention.

To View How to Build a Class Schedules See Below.

Classes Size of One up to Eight 

 

We recommend this Course to Students for Several Reasons:

  1. The most difficult thing to Master for New DPV Divers is Buoyancy Control and Steering the Unit – This Course helps you fine tune.
  2. It allows those with Difficult or Varying Work Schedules to take Specialty Classes.
  3. It gives your Group the ability to take a Private Specialty Class with just your Friends at a comparable Price to Standard “Pre-Scheduled” Courses at other shops
  4. This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available because you set it!
  5. Smaller class sizes mean more Personalized Attention.

To View How to Build a Class Schedules See Below.

Classes Size of One up to Eight 

Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Customized Course Schedule
  • Tuition Fee
  • PADI DPV Manual & DVD
  • DPV Rental
  • PADI Specialty Certification Card.
  • (2) OpenWater Beach Dives with Instructor

 

To book your own “Private” Class please use the following Outline for time allocations:

  • Session #1 (Class):  – Dedicate 2-3 Hours total time. This may be done in One evening prior to your Dives.
  • Session #2 (Dives) – You will need to Dedicate a Half Day. Our Beach Dives are normally arranged early morning when conditions are typically best.  Session normally runs 7 am to Noon.

If you need help or have any questions on how to schedule Your Specialty Class Please call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to walk you through it!

Note, Final Schedules will be determined jointly between Student (s) and Dive Shop based on Instructor Availability

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