NAUI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) HYDRO PILOT Specialty Course
I developed this course for NAUI in the mid-80s.
DPVs are a lot of fun and they allow you, as a diver, to cover a lot of ground!
But there are some serious do's and don'ts when it comes to using them that can seriously affect your safety and the functionality of the machine!
It is also very important that you know how to properly care for these, as they are relatively expensive.
I've used several makes and models of DPVs over the years, and found from first hand experience that some are better than others...
...not only in price...
...but in being reliable...
and easy to operate.
Duration: One weekend
Prerequisites: NAUI ADVANCED DIVER
Course Fee: $400
Number of dives: 3
Minimum Class Size: 4
Includes: Instruction, use of scooters, and certification (upon successful completion).
This course is usually taken in conjunction with the NAUI ALTITUDE DIVER Specialty Course and is taught at Clear Lake, Oregon. If both courses are taken at the same time, the combined total for course fees is reduced from $700 to $600, which is a $100 savings for BOTH certifications.
If you opt to not take the NAUI DPV HYDRO PILOT Specialty Course with the ALTITUDE Specialty Course at Clear Lake, you may take this course by itself at Edmonds Underwater Park in Washington.
Divers who have taken this course in the past have been heard speaking the same phrase more than once: "I'll never kick again!"