DPV cave diving
The DPV cave diving training programs are designed to provide training for openwater divers and cave divers who are qualified for diving, have experience swimming, and have wishes and needs to conduct dives that warrant the use of a scooter or DPV. These training programs, and in particular the cave DPV training programs, address the cave conservation concerns and the ethical responsibilities of divers who wish to use DPV's for extended penetration, touring, or exploration cave dives. The DPV training programs involve intense skills in gear failure, diving limits, conservation concerns, and decompression concerns. We have published a number of good articles on our Blog relating to DPV cave diving. Please have a look.
Openwater DPV - The liberation of DPV diving in terms of driving the DPV around reefs or wrecks even in a stiff current have brought the world of DPV diving into the openwater. The openwater DPV course takes three days to complete.
Basic DPV Cave Diver - This course is designed for the cave diver who is looking for advanced training in different equipment configurations and diving techniques. DPV diving is an extremely comfortable way of diving further into the cave. This is a four day course with cave diving, DPV configuration and additional theory. The stage cave diver training level is a prerequisite to enter this training program.
The Advanced DPV Cave Diver - This training program is designed to provide training for DPV cave divers who are qualified as DPV cave divers, have experience in DPV cave diving and have wishes and needs to conduct long penetration cave dives that warrant the use of multiple DPV's and multiple stages. This training program also addresses the conservation concerns and the ethical responsibilities of divers who wish to use DPVs for extended penetration, touring, or cave exploration. This is a three day course. The basic DPV cave diver training level is a prerequisite to enter this training program.