The purpose of the 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 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.
The DPV course isn’t all work and skills. DPV’s are very beneficial and fun tools when diving locally in New England. A DPV gives the diver the ability to cover an incredible amount of ground. Dive sites that you’ve visited many times now have a whole new life to them.
As part of the DPV course we typically incorporate a traverse dive. Traverse dives are when we enter one dive site and navigate to another site with the DPV’s. Common traverses include Old Garden Beach to Front Beach, Loblolly Cove to Pebble Beach and Folly cove to Halibut Point.