Diver Propulsion Vehicle Level 1
GUE’s Diver Propulsion Vehicle Level 1 course is designed to introduce divers to the skills and knowledge required to safely use underwater propulsion vehicles in open water.
Course outcomes include: knowledge of the basic principles of DPV diving, dive planning, teamwork while using a DPV, environment and conservation awareness, stress management, navigation, standard and emergency procedures, DPV maintenance and troubleshooting, and the potential hazards of diving with a DPV. To enroll in the Diver Propulsion Vehicle 1 course, you must have:
- Passed either GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 or GUE Fundamentals (with either a recreational or technical pass)
- A minimum of 75 logged dives beyond either GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 or Open Water Certification
The DPV 1 course is conducted over 3 days, and includes 5 dives and a minimum 24 hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.