Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)

PADI Diver Certification Courses In Cozumel

 We specialize in shore dives, one exploring an underwater plane wreck, exploring Cozumel’s famous reefs, fish and underwater statues. All courses offered are geared toward saving our oceans, fish, reefs and habitats. Some do not require dives, but offer an abundance of information to sustain our ecosystems.         

The purpose of the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using DPV’s while technical diving. Upon successful completion of the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty training, the student will be able to: demonstrate comprehension of the practical knowledge necessary for DPV diving, properly plan and safely conduct DPV dives, and implement techniques and procedures to manage and minimize DPV diving hazards.

 

Who this course is for:

  • The certified technical diver looking to extend their range and take advantage of the benefits of utilizing a DPV on technical dives

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum Of 15 years old With PADI Open Water Certification Or Higher

  • Certified as an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent

  • Proof of at least 25 logged dives

What you can expect to learn:

The following topics must be covered during this course:

  • Motivations for DPV diving

  • Advantages of DPV use

  • Equipment considerations

    • DPV options

    • DPV components

    • Rated burn time

    • Care and maintenance

    • DPV rigging

  • Problem solving procedures

    • DPV malfunction or failure

    • Towing

    • Gas sharing with DPVs

    • Entanglement

    • Collision avoidance

    • Team separation

  • Environmental considerations

    • Appropriate vs. inappropriate dive locations

    • Suitable environmental conditions

    • Low impact DPV use

  • DPV diving techniques

    • Buoyancy and trim with DPV

    • Instigating directional and depth changes

    • DPV “parking”

    • DPV courtesy and etiquette

  • Dive planning and gas management

    • Turn time, turn distance, and turn pressure

    • Gas mix(es) and NDL’s or decompression obligations

Required Skill Performance and Graduation Requirements

The student must perform the following S-drill and skills during all dives:

  • Demonstrate adequate pre-dive planning

  • Equipment check and equipment matching

  • Bubble check

  • Demonstrate specialized propulsion techniques in varying types of flow

  • Demonstrate proper buoyancy control

  • Demonstrate proper body posture

  • Demonstrate proper stress analysis (detection and management)

The student must perform the following in-water skills during dives:

  • Proper use of DPV

  • Gas sharing ascent with DPVs clipped off

  • Ascent with a disabled DPV

  • Tow a team member and his disabled DPV

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in DPV diving activities without direct supervision so long as the following limits are adhered to:

  • Safety and decompression stops as appropriate or necessary

  • Planned dives do not exceed diver’s current certification level

PADI DPV Diver minimum requirements:

  • Perform all dive requirements safely and efficiently

  • Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

  • Maintain an appropriate level of awareness and respect for the cavern environment

  • Log all dives

PADI DPV CERTIFICATION COURSES:   Requirements: Minimum Of 15 years old With PADI Open Water Certification Or Higher. The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course guides you in choosing the right DPV for you. You’ll make two dives and learn about: Maintaining your DPV. How to plan dives, including procedures for staying with your buddy.  DPV-handling skills, such as making proper descents and ascents. Potential problems and ways to deal with them. 

Includes rental of top of the line DVP

  •  2.5 hours of 1 on 1 instructor training

  • 2 tank dives

  • Padi Crew pack ($68.00)

  • Mexican 16% IVA tax (Mandatory for all services in Mexico)

  • Scuba Equipment rental is $20.00 additional 

Includes PADI DPV Crew Pack w dvd, PIC, and 2 tank dives DPV Certification $279.00 usd Includes rental of top of the line DVP 2.5 hours of 1 on 1 instructor training 2 t...
PADI DPV CERTIFICATION
5 hr 30 min
$299
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

2 TANK DIVE COURSES:   We specialize in shore dives, one exploring an underwater plane wreck, the other exploring Cozumel’s famous reefs, fish and underwater statues. Includes, 2 tanks, orientation class with dive credit, but no specialty certification without the purchase of Padi's crew pack. ​ $209.00: (orientation with 2 tank dives, plane wreck and underwater statue tour). All courses offered are geared toward saving our oceans, fish, reefs and habitats. Some do not require dives, but offer an abundance of information to sustain our ecosystems.

Includes, 2 tanks, orientation class with dive credit, but no specialty certification without the purchase of Padi's crew pack.
2 Tank Dives
3 hr
$225
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

1 TANK DIVE COURSES:   Orientations: 1 tank dive, learn the basics of the DPV with an orientation class on shore then we hit the water and explore reefs, wrecks, and statues or plane wreck, your choice!. Approximately 1.5 hours. 1 Tank orientation and 1 additional tank dive offered without certification $109.00: (orientation with 1 tank dive, choice of plane wreck or underwater statue tour). All courses offered are geared toward saving our oceans, fish, reefs and habitats. Some do not require dives, but offer an abundance of information to sustain our ecosystems.

1 tank dive, learn the basics of the DPV with an orientation class on shore then we hit the water and explore reefs, wrecks, and statues or plane wreck, your choice!.
1 Tank Dives
1 hr 30 min
$119
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHER SERVICES:   We offer services using state of the art underwater 4k cameras with 1080 p,175 degree angle, which are operable up to 100 feet. ​ $20.00: (4k, 1080p, wide angle lens, downloaded to your cell phone at the location).

We offer services using state of the art underwater 4k cameras with 1080 p,175 degree angle, which are operable up to 100 feet.
Underwater Videography
1 hr 30 min
$20
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

GET CREDIT!   

The first dive of this PADI SPECIALTY DIVER COURSE may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION  

*PADI MEDICAL STATEMENT QUESTIONAIRE  This must be completed prior to dive

Padi Crew Pack
1 hr
$78.88
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Dive Equipment Rental
5 hr
$23.20
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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Robinson Crusoe Tour
5 hr 30 min
$78
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

We offer a unique boat tour for those that prefer privacy on a white sand secluded beach, away from the throngs of tourist. Our fast glass bottom, snorkel boat holds 16 passengers, bimini top for extra shade. Located at the beautiful Puerto Abrigo Marina, next to the famous Castle (Castillo),

1st stop is a 20 minute snorkel swim north, Our crew can take underwater photos and videos for a nominal fee. Then to a private secluded beach with white sand and palm trees. Campfire on the beach for our cook daily fresh fish! Served along with roasted chicken, salad, fresh fruit, water, beer, sodas, or juice. Relax, sunbathe, snorkel, swim or walk and explore the white sands and beautiful turquoise waters of the North side. For the ultimate in privacy our crew prepares the food, then departs to another location, and returns to allow you true privacy on your own secluded beach!

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