The purpose of the TDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Course in México 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 TDI 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 all this whilediving with a TDI Instructor of Squalo Divers in cancun.

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  • Certified as an Open Water Scuba Diver
  • Proof of at least 25 logged dives

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  • Motivations for DPV diving
  • Advantages of DPV use in Open wáter in Mexico
  • Equipment considerations for dives in Cancun
    • 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

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

TDI DPV Diver minimum requirements while diving in Cancún:

  • 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
TDI-Diver-Propulsion Technical Diving

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