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.
- GUE training standard
Applicants for a GUE Fundamentals course must:
- Be physically and mentally fit.
- Be a nonsmoker.
- Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
- Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
- Have a minimum of 75 logged dives.
- Have passed the GUE Fundamentals at the “Recreational” level.
- Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters.
An approved DPV is one that is tow-behind style with adjustable speed and clutch mechanism. The DPV must include an attached cord at the back with a bolt snap to be clipped on the front crotch-strap D-ring. The DPV should also have a leash attached to the front to be used for towing.
Combining lectures, land drills and training sessions the course aims to develop basic diving skills in for the use of a DPV with with special emphasis on the following areas:
- dive planning;
- team and communication strategies;
- underwater navigation;
- components and maintenance;
- standard procedures;
- emergency procedures
- Student-to-instructor cannot exceed 3:1
- Critical skills may only be performed up to a maximum depth of 9 meters
- Maximum depth during training cannot exceed 30 meters
- No overhead diving
- Minimum decompression
The GUE DPV 1 course is normally conducted over three days, and includes five dives and a minimum 24 hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.
All-inclusive course price
Instruction, dives and gas refills
GUE DPV 1
Duration: 3 days
- GUE registration fee not included (95$)