Being a diver means exploring new underwater territories, and with an underwater scooter (Diver Propulsion Vehicle – DPV) the exploration range can expand even further. Riding a scooter is not only fun, but it also allows divers to cover more distance with less effort, even carrying extra gear.
GUE’s DPV Level 1 course is designed to introduce divers to the skills and knowledge required to safely use Underwater Propulsion Vehicles (DPV) in open water environments.
This course covers different types of DPVs, including scooter and sled configurations, and will teach you the techniques and procedures you need to enhance your underwater mobility and dive profile.
During the course, you will learn how to safely operate and maintain DPVs, including how to plan and conduct dives using DPVs, and how to properly manage battery life. You will gain experience in using DPVs in different scenarios, such as wreck dives or cave environments, and learn how to handle emergencies that may arise while using DPVs.
The course is taught by experienced GUE instructors, who will provide expert guidance and training throughout the course. By the end of the GUE DPV Level 1 Diver Course, you will have a solid foundation for using DPVs in a variety of diving situations, from recreational to technical diving.
So, if you’re looking to boost your underwater mobility and take your diving to the next level, the GUE DPV Level 1 Diver Course is the perfect choice for you!
This course is essential for anyone interested in utilising one of the most fun and efficient tools available to divers to cover bigger distances or carry more equipment with reduced effort.
The prerequisites for the GUE Fundamentals course are:
- Be a minimum of 16 years of age
- Be physically and mentally fit
- Be a non-smoker
- Be able to swim
- Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any medical condition that may be contraindicated for diving
- Be a certified GUE Rec 1 diver or the GUE Fundamentals course
- Have a minimum of 75 non-training dives, 25 of which are beyond GUE certification
- Complete the course registration and submit direct to GUE