RECREATIONAL
FUNDAMENTALS
DPV+PRIMERS
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DPV + Primers
Diver propulsion vehicles (DPVs) are an essential tool for more advanced exploration projects but they can also be a lot of fun for recreational divers too! Whether you're looking to buy a DPV or already own a suitable model, the GUE DPV course will give you the essential skills and knowledge to safely and competently get to grips with your scooter. For divers looking to get a 'taster' the GUE system, we also offer the GUE Primer course - a one-day introduction to GUE training and skills refinement.






DIVER PROPULSION VEHICLE
LEVEL 1
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.

This course covers the basic principles of DPV diving and is designed to introduce divers to the skills and knowledge required for limited use of propulsion vehicles. Training includes an emphasis on awareness, dive-planning, teamwork, environment, stress management, navigation, conservation, standard and emergency procedures, DPV maintenance and trouble shooting and the potential hazards of diving with a DPV.

To qualify for this type of instruction, participants do not need prior DPV training, but must be proficient with advanced buoyancy control skills and high awareness level.
Course content

The 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. Ideally potential students should already own their own compliant DPV - if not, it may be possible to hire a suitable DPV for the duration of the course.



Prerequisites...
Applicants for a DPV 1 course must:

  • Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent
  • 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 sixteen years of age
  • Have passed GUE Recreational Level 1 Diver or GUE Fundamentals at the 'Recreational' level
  • Have a minimum of 75-five logged dives beyond either GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 or open water certification
Resources...



GUE
PRIMER
Interested in becoming a GUE diver but unsure whether it's right for you? The GUE Primer course is the perfect introduction to GUE - our background, ethos and the motivation for what we do - and the GUE system of diving.

The GUE Primer course is designed to provide the recreational diver with an opportunity to advance his/her basic diving skills, thereby developing more comfort, confidence, and competence in the water. In addition, the GUE Primer also provides an introduction to GUE training while demonstrating the techniques necessary for success in future GUE courses.
Course content

The GUE Primer course is normally conducted over a single day. It includes three dives and a minimum of eight hours of instruction encompassing classroom-based theory sessions, land drills and in-water work.



Prerequisites...
Applicants for a GUE Primer course must:

  • Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent
  • 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
  • Must be a minimum of sixteen years of age
  • Be a certified GUE Rec 1 diver or be certified as an open water diver from a recognized training agency
Resources...
GUE Instructor Training with John Kendall