Underwater carriages first came to notice during the Second World War when an, underwater carriage was discovered by the allies after a failed attempt to destroy allied shipping. Today, underwater vehicles have many uses in Research, transport and fun activities.
It is easy to forget they are the visitor and should, take care and consideration when using such vehicles.
The Fun Part
Buzzing around the ocean on your personal underwater vehicle is exciting and fun!
Recreational users enjoy skimming beneath the waves and chasing fish.
What You Learn
There is one theory session with two dives using DPV's with your Pro-Dive Propulsion Vehicle Driver Specialty Instructor.
During this course you will learn the safe procedures of proper maintenance and operation as well as safe fun diving skills.
The Scuba Gear
You Use You use all the basic scuba gear.
There are many different types of underwater carriages and we explore to some extent, the history from World War II to today's modern units.
The Learning Materials You Need
Diver Propulsion Vehicle Driver is a convenient and fun way to explore the underwater world.
By reviewing the online session, you will learn the important do’s and don’ts of driving an underwater vehicle including:
Your training starts by:
- Short online academic sessions
- Reviewing reasons for using a DPV whilst diving
- How important it is, to know your personal limits.
- Your Total Diving System and specialised equipment for deep diving
During two dives with your instructor, you will go over:
- Managing and planning procedures for DPV diving
- DPV dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
- Managing your gas supply, dealing with navigation and safety considerations.
How can you start learning now?
Register for your SSI On-line e-learning academic presentations, quizzes, exam and practical skills here.
Complete the online learning program
Arrange to meet with your PRO-DIVE Instructor to plan your deep diving adventures.
Add Enriched Air, Nitrox Training
Theory and Practical lessons
Enriched air tank and Enriched Air Nitrox fills for the two dives
Two training dives, run in conjunction with your specialty course
Enriched Air Nitrox Certification
$195 – Save $100
To be a minimum of 15 years old.
All students under 18 years of age will be required to provide signed parent or guardian consent form.
Fit to Dive - Please take time to review the Dive Medical Requirements and Fitness to Dive information.
Gear Hire - is available and includes one piece wetsuit, buoyancy vest, regulator with dive computer, tanks and weights.
Snorkelling gear is not included.
What you need to bring - Sunscreen, swimmers and towel, Log book.
DSMB or Safety sausage
Knife or dive tool
PRACTICAL COURSE CONTENT
SSI On-line e-learning academic presentations, quizzes, exam.
(must be completed before any in water training commences).
Minimum of two open water training dives required.
Tanks, weight belt and/or weights are included in course cost.
Nitrox Fills are included, if you are also completing the Enriched Air, Nitrox Course in conjunction
1. All open water skills must be acknowledged and accepted on-line.
2. ProDive Central Coast has confirmed certification on-line, through Scuba Schools International web site.
3. You will receive your Online Digital card- (Plastic "C" card is also available- Fee applies)
4. Your DPV driver certification counts toward the PRO DIVE ScubaMaster Diver rating.
Cost of Dive Medical - if required.
DPV or U/W scooter
Scuba Gear Hire
Gear rental other than specified
Transportation - is not provided from Dive Centre to Dive Sites
Combine other specialties
Whilst you are taking the DPV DRIVING course!
WRECK DIVING or PERFECT BUOYANCY are great add ons -
Both these courses will be used in your underwater DPV driving adventures.
The possibilities are limitless!
Pro Dive CENTRAL COAST is a full retail Dive centre, offering you the following services and more:
Retail Dive Shop with online dive store
Mares Premium Scuba Retailer
Mares quality dive equipment sales
Mares XR Premium equipment dealer
Scuba equipment counselling services
SCUBA Equipment rentals
Scuba Cylinder filling station, including Nitrox
SSI Speciality dive courses for certified divers
Learn to dive through to Dive Instructor courses
Instructor career course packages
SCUBANOW Interest free payment plans
Escorted Shore dives
Escorted Night dives
Social dive club
Weekend dive getaways
International / Overseas dive holidays
Boat Dives to the EX HMAS ADELAIDE
Onsite Scuba repair facitlity
Onsite Scuba Hydro station
Onsite accommodation in our Dive lodge
For further details- ask your ProDive instructor, about our 'Upgrade and Career Packages', which will enhance your skills and experience. Check out the special offer on purchasing equipment required to complete this course.
ProDive Central Coast is able to issue:
Statements of Attainment for the following nationally recognised Training Units of Competency under the Outdoor Recreation Industry Recreation Training Package (SR003) on this course by completing these additional requirements:
SROODR002A Plan outdoor recreation activities
SROODR002B Plan for minimal environmental impact.
A small additional fee applies.