Diver Propulsion Vehicle Training



Courses Overview

DPV or Scooter Training

From recreational scooter to full cave stage DPV we offer both training through TDI and ANDI and rental of the latest seacraft and suex scooters. Current fleet includes a Seacraft Ghost 1500 and Suex XJ37. 

Which course ? – depending on the application and past experience, but give us a call to have a chat. A basic 1 day scooter familiarisation through to a 6 day full cave stage course are all on offer. 

What’s Involved

Learning set-up, trim, streamlining and scooter maintenance as a start, plus optimum positioning before in water work. Then control, manoevering, navigation, gas planning and reserves. followed by managing failures, tows, fixing issues underwater. More advanced courses include planning stage drops, managing extra cylinders, use of a back-up scooter and more. 

Course Skills

Please get in touch for specifics.

Why Do the Course?

Apart from the sheer fun of scootering, DPV’s are a very practical tool that allows coverage of more ground in a search area, exploring further and returning safely, as a safety tool for deeper dives and as a way of safely handling high equipment loads. In a cave they allow deeper penetrations and exploration. 

What’s Included

The course fee covers instructional time, manual, use of facilities including pool. Students are expected to pay any equipment hire (discounted for DPV) fills, boat costs and accommodation costs required to complete the course but we do have packages available. Only after the successful completion of the course do you pay your certification fee – “you pay for training – you earn the certification”

What You Need

Standard scuba equipment and the JJ-CCR plus a spare mask, timing device x 2, a dsmb, a spool/reel with 30m of line. 2 x 7 or 11 litre aluminium cylinder with first and second stage plus spg for bailout. Equipment may be rented for the duration of the course

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Further Information

Enquires regarding DPV training should be made to Matt Jevon by phone +353-21-471-4992 or contact him by email: dive@swt.ie

Course Information

Course Prices

150.00 per day


AOW diver or equivalent.

other pre-requisites apply for advanced courses

18 years old

Student to Instructor Ratio

3:1 (maximum)

No. Sessions

min 2 max 8 dives


On joining we will send you a kit list, full kit can be rented for the course

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