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Dive Propulsion Vehicle Diver
Lynne and Tim scooting in Maui -- Picture by Peter Rothschild
Scooters are how you get there faster -- wherever "there" is -- except when you decide you need to just play with them. Want to do barrel rolls, loops, spins? -- use the scoot! Don't have a boat but you still want to go to the Alki Fishing Reef? -- use the scoot! Want to find that 6-gill shark at Cove 2? -- use the scoot (no kidding, sharks appear to be attracted to the electrical field given off by the X-scooters!).
I have two scooters (and access to several more) so come and learn scooter basics.
From the instructor Manual:
This course is designed to introduce divers to the skills and excitement of using diver propulsion vehicles. The course familiarizes student divers with the knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, potential problems and hazards associated with using DPVs.
To conduct a DPV Diver course, include the following:
1. The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of diving with a underwater propulsion vehicle.
2. Equipment considerations including but not limited to battery care, maintenance and precautions.
3. Proper procedures for: determining a turnaround point, vehicle failure, runaway motor, descents and ascents and avoiding propeller entanglements.
4. Techniques to avoid harming fragile aquatic life.
5. Techniques for entering and exiting the water with a DPV.