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TDI DPV Cave Diver

TDI DPV Cave Diver course

The course objective is to teach certified and experienced cave divers how to safely use a Diver’s Propulsion Vehicle in a cave environment. It focuses on the techniques and very high awareness level necessary to properly and safely “drive” a DPV in an overhead environment, as well as the complex gas planning involved in this kind of diving.

Divers will also learn the specificities and the different components of a DPV, as well as proper use and maintenance.

The TDI DPV Cave Diver course is designed for experienced cave divers who wish to extend their penetration range into known cave systems. Also, driving a DPV is simply a lot of fun, and that probably is a good enough reason to engage in this kind of diving in the first place!
Students will learn how to safely handle a DPV in all situations and handle all related potential mechanical problems. Also, students will learn how to properly plan a DPV cave dive, integrating more complex and conservative gas management in their dive planning.

A proper mental preparation and the capacity of calm, sound judgement in stressful situations is paramount as the hazards increase with the much higher penetration speed.

At that level, a good team dynamics and communication is more difficult to achieve, it is easier to stray away from the line and team’s separation becomes a greater risk too. Therefor, students will be asked to raise their awareness level even higher.

Students must have an extended experience of cave diving and handling stage cylinders prior to start the course.

General conditions for all DZD overhead diving courses

General conditions for all DZD overhead diving courses

– all overhead courses have a daily training fee of $285 USD per student
– the duration/prices of the courses are thought as minimum
– students should be ready for extra training if necessary
– “Students pay for training, certifications are earned.”

– transfer from the dive center to the dive site and back
– teaching
– use of cylinders, and air / EAN32 fills
– weights, use of tool box, medical O2, drinking water

– gases other than air or EAN32
– personal dive equipment
– educational material (manual, e-learning, etc.)
– entrance fees to the cenote parks
– food or extra services (porter, etc.)

– $260 USD per day per person for two or more students
– please contact us via e-mail for special group/operators’ prices

We give our students the full attention they deserve and give our very best to make the course enjoyable and time-efficient. The courses are performance based, and the student must display the adequate skills and attitude to achieve certification.

We love teaching, and we love having fun, too! Ultimately, diving must be a pleasure, even during a demanding training. We make sure not to lose this from our sight!


Duration and Price

4 days – $1,140 USD


18 years old
Stage Cave Diver
15 stage logged stage cave dives

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