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.
First thing on the list is to Register and Pay. The course cost's $199 PLUS the cost of a rental scooter ($150.00). Once you've paid you'll have to register with TDI
*Note* This course only runs from May - October.
This course is available upon request only. Make sure to get in touch far in advance so we can make sure there is a scooter and instructor available
Note- All the paperwork you'll need, along with a what to do before class checklist is located at the bottom of this tab.
Pre-class intro and TDI Folder
Before you can start class you'll need to fill out some paperwork. Most of this can be done ahead of time, but some of it will have to be done in the shop. The only piece that MUST be completed at the shop is a folder provided by SSI. You will need to fill this particular folder out in the shop as we keep it for our records. You can do this before class - just remember to show up 30 minutes early if you haven't filled it out yet!
There are a couple of forms that can be done ahead of time. Most important is the medical. Go through the medical now and check to see if you need to answer "YES" to any of the questions. If so no big deal - you'll just need to get a doctors' sign-off before we can let you in the pool. The doctors' note is in the same file as the medical - Just scroll down to the next page. Remember IF you answer "YES" to anything in the medical it is COMPULSORY to get a doctors' note BEFORE getting in the pool.
The Next form you'll need to fill out can be found online and is strictly for our use - so we can get you signed up for the online training correctly. This page is at the bottom with the rest of the paperwork but is password protected. After paying online you will be emailed a receipt - within that same email, we have included a password so you can unlock the form and signup.
After completing the form you will get an email signing you up for online training. The online training needs to be completed BEFORE coming to class. If you don't receive an email within 36 hours call the shop, and we'll make sure to unlock the training for you.
This course is split between various locations. You'll probably have to stop by the shop at some point which can be found at 213 Boyston street, Brookline, Ma. The Open water sessions will vary depending on the instructor and weather. Some popular spots can be found in the directions tab above.
As you may have guessed this course is very equipment intensive! There are various ways you can do this course - either with back-mount or side-mount (You should know and be comfortable with whichever rig you're planning on taking down), We offer rental gear for anything that you don't yet have or even complete packages that can be Nitrox ready. If you need any gear besides that listed below check out the rentals page
16 Years or older
Must have at least 25 logged dives.
2 hours of DPV classroom training.
2 dives (minimum of 60 minutes) while using DPV's.