DPV Explorer

A crash course design to provide skills to safely and efficiently dive with single or multiple Diver Propultion Vehicles
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  • Lectures 24
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
    Other: 24 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2013 English

Course Description

This is a crash course for DPV owners and/or divers interested in getting involved in DPV diving, finding out what it takes to dive them from very basic planning to the most advanced way of using multiple units in miles long and several hours dives even in overhead enviroments.

Expect Videos including Voiceover Powerpoint penetrations with detailed information, Topic Quizzes.

This information is intended to be use by capable and qualified DPV divers, or for students soon to participate in a formal DPV course, including land drills and in water skills practice.

We have include the following main DPV Course Topics :

  • DPV History
  • DPV Planning Sequence
  • DPV Math
  • DPV Failures

Also we review the Basic Diving Skill for

  • Dive Planning
  • Bailout Considerations
  • NDL

NOTICE : This Course is mostly included in the Become a Safe & Efficient Dive Explorer

WARNING: DPV DIVING IS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU APPLY THIS INFORMATION UNDER DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A PROFESSIONAL

What are the requirements?

  • basic understanding of math
  • certified open water diver
  • this online course must be completed before the in water portion takes place with Instructor

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understanding what DPV diving is all about ?
  • DPV Unit history & Types
  • Basic Planning for single DPV Dives
  • Advanced Planning for Multiple DPV dives in Overhead enviroments

What is the target audience?

  • DPV owners and experience DPV divers
  • Divers interested in DPV diving
  • Curious to find out what it takes to use Dive scooters underwater
  • Advanced Cave Explorers

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Curriculum

Section 1: About this Course
00:31

This is a crash course for DPV owners and/or divers interested in getting involved in DPV diving, finding out what it takes to dive them from very basic planning to the most advanced way of using multiple units in miles long and several hours dives even in overhead enviroments.

Expect Videos including Voiceover Powerpoint penetrations with detailed information, Topic Quizzes.

This information is intended to be use by capable and qualified DPV divers, or for students soon to participate in a formal DPV course, including land drills and in water skills practice.


We have include the following main DPV Course Topics :

  • DPV History
  • DPV Planning Sequence
  • DPV Math
  • DPV Failures


Also we review the Basic Diving Skill for

  • Dive Planning
  • Bailout Considerations
  • NDL

NOTICE : This Course is mostly included in the Become a Safe & Efficient Dive Explorer


WARNING: DPV DIVING IS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU APPLY THIS INFORMATION UNDER DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A PROFESSIONAL


Section 2: DPV Knowledge
03:00

In order to Build up and expand your DPV activities and planning, we need to establish the DPV Diving Basics.

All you need to know about DPV Diving Basics in a nutshell.

  1. How DPV work
  2. Basic Battery Burntime Management
  3. Electrical Diagram
  4. Mechanical Diagram

WARNING: It is assumed Diver has a minimal experience and Diving Knowledge, however as BONUS, update or review we have included a General Diving Knowledge in Section 3. You may want to get thru that first if you are bit rusty or beleive your knowledge is limitate.

02:55
DPV's have traditional being interested tool for military applications, however researcher and specifically Cave Divers where the ones to quickly visualize a benefit and explore the possibilities of applying this tool to the diving missions.

Cave Diving participation on the development been key in the DPV History design, type , burn time need, which eventually develop in a mangeable more technically advanced unit able to be use by just about any diver.

In this lecture you will get a clear progression of Diver Propultion Vehicles development, including diferent types and applications, which is quite interested education need when deciding to acquire your first DPV or if thinking in upgrading your DPV fleet.
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02:41
A general overview of how extreme DPV dives are done is extremely important to plan efficient DPV dives, in this lecture let's have a look at how a 4km / 13500ft DPV Planning Sequence to perform a penetration in a cave is done.

The DPV Planning Sequence for a extreme long range dive, will require

  • Set Up Dives
  • Push Dive
  • Clean up Dives
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10:56

When Planning DPV dives and going thru the DPV Math you will quickly realize that beyond single scooter diving the gas need and bailout considerations between a very close relationship for the DPV diver.

Multiple DPV Diving commonly comes as a package with large quantities of Gas need and therefore thorough, accurate estimation of gas required to be able to achieve the need or planned burntimes, that will eventually cover the distance you are aimining to acomplish.

In this lecture we will go thru the detail of calculating

  • DPV Times
  • DPV Gas
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In this lecture a detail explanation of the Basic DPV Techniques and Skills need to safely use Diver Propultion Vehicles.

Expect the following skills to be reviewd further in land drills as well as toroughly practice while in water training sessions at all IDREO DPV Explorer Classes:

  • DPV Set Up
  • DPV Driving
  • Diver Towing
  • DPV OOG

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03:06

Complete DPV Set up allow DPV divers to enjoy efficient DPV diving but also promote safe long term DPV operation.

Battery monitoring, maintenance and burn time prediction is paramount in safe DPV Set up.

Proper Tow leash attachments, buoyancy and trim are the basics in safe and efficient DPV set up

01:34

The right DPV Driving Techniques combined with perfect DPV diver trim allow DPV divers to reach maximum efficiency.

Predictable burn times and distance estimations are easier to figure out when DPV diver DPV Driving Techniques and DPV diver trim are constant and dove at maximum efficiency.

02:57

DPV Turning while submerge on the water requires specific techniques to avoid loosing speed and make effortless, even in reduce areas, changes of direction.

DPV Turning techniques are 45º, 90º, 180º and 360º, use to change direction of travel maintain team formation and or handle a run away DPV.

Efficient DPV Turning techniques are based in reduce drag and aggressive configurations.

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In this lecture a detail explanation of the Advanced DPV Techniques and Skill need to safely use Diver Propultion Vehicles.
Expect the following skill to be reviewd further in land drills as well as toroughly practice while in water training sessions at all IDREO DPV Explorer Classes.

  • DPV Failures
  • DPV Towing
  • DPV Flooding Recovery

VIDEO COMING SHORTLY !

5 questions
Section 3: General Diving Knowledge
12:00

All divers must be reasonably educated about Basic Diving Equipment function and operation as well as periodical maintenance.

The Basic Diving Equipment is Open Circuit and is a redundant (back up) version of the traditional Single Tank Diving Buoyancy Control Device and Regulator, the extra components greatly increase diver task loading if not properly configured.

We should strive to bring only what we need for the dive, making sure we don't leave nothing we need behind but more important we are not dragging stuuf we don't need. Owning a piece of Basic Diving Equipment does not automatically means we have to take it.

07:48

Dive Planing is paramount in diver safety, but also critical in achieving dive goals.

The Dive Plan simple touches all the limits the team has for a given dive and also underlines a "LIMIT LINE" when turning around back to surface should be happening.

Remember a good plan limitations are hardly ever reach at the same time, so this mean you may have to call the dive on gas, time, depth or anything else, but don't expect all limitations to happen together.

So divers should consider calling the dive anytime reaching ANY of the giving limitations.

Dive Planning is by far one of the most fun parts of Dive Exploration.

11:46

When discussing Bailout we are talking as the back up plan to get out of trouble, in diving the worst possible scenario is sharing gas from the furthest point of penetration.

Proper Bailout is enough quantity of gas to make a OOG scenario work from furthest penetration point back to the surface, divers require to be able to make acurate estimations of gas need, plan adequate redundancy for further failures and be able to handle the Bailout carrying options such as double tanks, stages bottles, deco bottles, multiple scooters and DPV's maybe be need to make the Bailout feasible.

Variations of Bailout are Minimim Reserve and Rock Bottom with basically same deifinition but applicable to specific situations such as a direct ascent to surface vs tunnel trael prior the ascent.

Indentify the Bailout calculation criteria and the options divers have in order to provide this important safety feature to all planned Dives.

04:44

NDL stand for NO DECOMPRESSION LIMITS, but thruth is there is not such a thing as we relay on ascent speed, 10 MT / 30 FT per minute or if you wish 20 second stops each 3MT / 10 FT so to explain.

NDSL may be more accurate and stands for No Decompression Stop Limits, which are the minimum times a diver can stay underwater at a given depth before having to perform actual decompression stops before surfacing, so pretty much a direct ascent to surface, as long as respecting a defined minimum ascent speed usually 10mt/30ft per minute.

NDSL Times varies with depth and therefore flexibility in figuring out the times is key in manging efficient and safe exposures.

IDREO offers an easy and accurate rule to "on the fly" been able to figure your NDSL, while at the same time build up the skill need to manage the flexibility exploration diving will require. Notice the plan dive is not always possible to know ahead of time or can change dramatically without expecting it while underwater.

In short 120 rule.

12 pages

Standardized Hand Signals make extremely fast and accurate comunication while underwater, without having to Stop and write down what is going on in your wetnotes. Wetnotes are mostly used for Data gathering.Repetitive task are best served by a specific set of Hand Signals, notice gloves or to slow or fast movements make create complications when aplying Hand Signals for communication.

03:38
Expert Divers use lights not only to look around but for efficient communication.

Light communications
is both Active  & Passive.

In this lecture we review Light Communications and Light Signals the goal is to understand them better to take the most advantage from using them.
08:28

IDREO REBREATHER CONFIGURATION philosohpy is build upon simplicity & consistency among all platforms, the goal is to dive all units with the exact same way of operation, independently of RB Types and/or mounting capabilities, while reducing diver task loading.

The obvious advantages are compatibility among divers and equipment, but extend to gas standardization and decompression mangement.

01:46

Team Separation is a situation that is very easily dealt with, IF all dive team members stick to a protocol.

The Team Separation Protocol in Open Water is search for a minute and re-surface, get to gether in the surface and then dive again staying more aware of dive partner location at all times !

For overhead enviroment situations the Team Separation Protocol is the same but performed along the Main Line, exiting the overhead before been able to surface.

At surface/ Cavern wait for at least 5 minutes.

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Section 4: Course Completion
00:52

Congratulations !

You have completed the DPV EXPLORER COURSE.

Your DPV Explorer course include the following main DPV Course Topics :

  • DPV History
  • DPV Planning Sequence
  • DPV Math
  • DPV Failures

Also we review the Basic Diving Skill for

  • Dive Planning
  • Bailout Considerations
  • NDL

NOTICE : This Course is mostly included in the Become a Safe & Efficient Dive Explorer

WARNING: DPV DIVING IS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU APPLY THIS INFORMATION UNDER DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A PROFESSIONAL
3 pages
You can test yourself in this DPV Test, all the important information a diver needs to know is included in this test make sure you have not miss anything !

Test available in various languages.
00:41
Becoming a Safe and Efficient Dive Explorer is another IDREO online class you can get from UDEMY.

This online course includes all IDREO courses :

Deep Explorer

Rebreather Explorer

Cave Explorer

DPV Explorer


Which can also be acquire by separate.
00:33
If you are wondering where to take IDREO Training we have a calendar in the IDREO website training section.

IDREO offer Seminars by application and the seminar is given to participants during the project itself.
The training level required for participating in the Seminars/Projects may be too high for many,
however preparatory training can be arrenge with a hand full of IDREO Explorers which are also Instructors worldwide.

Contact IDREO Instructors directly and enquire for schedule classes or ask to book a class in a choice date, with several languages spoken should not be a problem to get your training in your language if you prefer.
Section 5: More IDREO Courses
00:41

In this IDREO course you can create a solid foundation to become a better diver, understand the requirements and skills need to pratice in order to become a Safe and Efficient Dive Explorer.

Expect videos, voiceover presentations, documents, quiz and written examinations in the following Topics:

  • General Diving Knowledge
    • Equipment Configuration (OC/RB Back & sidemount )
    • Dive Planning
  • Deep Diving
    • Nitrox
    • Trimix Decompression
    • Extreme Exposures
  • Rebreather Diving
    • SCR & pSCR
    • CCR
    • ApSCR
  • Cave Diving
    • Basic Cave Diving
    • Complex Navigation
    • Restriction Negotiation
  • DPV Diving
  • Exploration Considerations

IDREOwas found as an International Organization to link worldwide explorer and share experience and knowledge to reach further where no Man been before, for more information visit www.idreo.org

As a way to increase safety among explorer IDREO promotes Exploration Mentoring thru a seminar in actual Exploration and Research Projects, however as many divers wishing to participate where lacking training and information.
Furthermore one of IDREO research projects is the Accident Analysis Project, AAP, found in 2011 increase in cave diving fatalities, to more than 10 times the yearly average, and divers involved where mostly under exploration activities the IDREO training was the response to promote safer and more efficent Exploration.

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Instructor Biography

IDREO's goal is to actively promote diving exploration, transforming experienced divers in capable teams of explorers with the most advance technology.

DEF, Dive Explorer Foundation welcomes non divers interested in discovering the underwater world independently, while using the safest diving techniques.


Founder of IDREO and DEF is Nick Toussaint an experienced Diver & Instructor Trainer, worldwide recognized Cave Diving Explorer and Cave/RB Diving expertize.

He has shared his passion and knowledge about cave diving at Conferences in various Diving Expo's, Diveshows and even Sport TV Shows in 18 countries around the world.

Avid writer at cave-books with manuals, guides and cave diving related books and several magazines articles.

Active participant in development and testing of diving equipment specifically designed for cave diving. Currently is Founder/Owner/CEO @ White Arrow Cave diving equipment brand and developer/consultant to various other renowned current tek/cave diving brands.

Accomplished worldwide renown expertise as a Cave Instructor to all levels based on 20yrs experience teaching worldwide, over 1000+ certified students at perfect ZEROaccident record.

Nick Toussaint trains Divers to all levels on all major cave destinations worldwide yearly and is the main leader on the IDREO Explorer Seminars and Instructor Training Director

He started Cave Diving in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The riviera Maya has developed in the most wanted location for recreational Cave Diving Got NACD, TDI and NSS-CDS certified in the early 90's and since then has taken Cave/Trimix Instructor and Instructor Trainer ratings with several training agencies and organizations such as IDREO, GUE, IANTD, TDI, CMAS, UTD, NAUI, PADI, & SDI, eventually creating Cave, DPV and Rebreather outlines and updating Diver programs, at various levels, for many of them.

Author of the succesful "become a Safe and Efficent Dive Explorer"Online course. The most complete diving information source (11hr of content) to prepare divers for any level training.

In 2008 received the NSS-CDS the Sheck Exley Award with International endorsement, which is given for accomplishing 1000 non training cave dives in at least 5 countries.

Nick Toussaint has cave dived in 18 countries, training divers and/or and performed long range rb cave diving explorations in most of them.

Cave Diving Experience includes all major cave diving destinations and just about every cave system in Mexico. Starting in Quintana Roo, Merida caves in the Yucatan Peninsula but also In the North state of Tamaulipas; Privileged to explore many of them and currently holds the longest cave dive record in Mexico with 14.5hrs, together with dive partner Shane Jeckel in EJPP Project. (exploring the Pit "next generation tunnel" from Dos Ojos Cavern main entrance).

Yearly conducts Dive trips/expeditions to most popular cave diving sites worldwide, including Florida and all over Europe such as Italian Alps/islands,(OSP/SKP Project) Switzterland, Spain, Scandinavian mines and France, where he participated in the EKPP project exploring "Doux de Coly" Europe's longest cave System.

Also very familiar with various unique Australasia cave diving destinations.

Nick has now been touring the world and teaching for more than a decade, acumulating tons of knowledge that improve IDREO/DEF training programs.

His passion is a delight, respected and renowned for his uncompromising way of passing on a "merge" between the traditional old school and new school cave diving techniques.

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