WHO IS THIS CLASS DESIGNED FOR?
This course is recommended for divers with proficient buoyancy skills, heightened situational awareness, and a desire to elevate their diving experience. Using a scooter requires the right mindset, involving detailed planning, collaboration with teammates, and keen attention to surroundings. If you are seeking an opportunity to learn something new, exciting, and enjoyable, this course is a suitable choice.
WHY TRAIN WITH US?
At FlowState Divers, we proudly stand apart as an elite group of dive professionals with extensive backgrounds in Cave and Technical diving. What sets us apart from the rest is our unique approach; we don't just teach, we dive as we teach. Our unwavering commitment to excellence drives us to be the best of the best in the diving world. When you train with us, you're not just learning the skills; you're embarking on a journey to exceed industry standards. Our students emerge from our programs as self-aware and utterly badass divers, well-prepared to explore the underwater world with confidence and expertise.
This unique class is designed to share the essential principles of diving with a Scooter, or Diver Propulsion Vehicle. This distinctive class delves into the crucial skills relevant to operating a scooter in recreational settings. It proves to be an invaluable learning experience, irrespective of the type of scooter or DPV you employ. The course not only covers the proper operation of a scooter but also includes instruction on basic maintenance and simple repairs.
Beyond the sheer enjoyment of DPV diving, the Scooter 1 class provides comprehensive instruction in the essential and critical aspects of scooter diving. This enhances diver enjoyment and efficiency while reducing stress and risk. Skills focus on improving diver proficiency and awareness while scootering, scooter team communication, scooter buoyancy control, effective scooter risk evaluation and efficient dive planning. The course also covers scooter care and maintenance for owners, along with techniques for achieving proper balance, weight distribution, and towline sizing.
In this course, you will gain proficiency in the fundamentals associated with scooter diving. This includes a thorough exploration of the scooter, covering elements such as the motor, basic mechanical components, effective battery run time management, and a detailed discussion respecting gas management protocols.
You will be familiarised with all the necessary and crucial skills, such as learning to balance the scooter, correctly weighting it to ensure proper buoyancy characteristics, and determining the recommended towline size. Achieving proper trim and balance is vital for acquiring the correct usage of a scooter, encompassing skills such as starting, stopping, turning, and handling the scooter while maintaining awareness.
Furthermore, you will learn vital skills like towing the scooter, and collaborating with, as well as towing fellow divers. Additionally, the course will introduce you to critical skills relevant to scooter-based diving, such as managing emergencies like out-of-air (OOA) situations, dealing with a failed scooter, and addressing runaway scooters.
• Minimum age of 18
• Certified as at least a UTD Recreational 2 (Advanced Diver) or equivalent
• Minimum of 50 non-training dives
• Maximum depth: 30 m
• Standard gas is Air (21% O2)
• Double or single tank configuration
• No stage decompression
• No overhead environments
• All dives are to maintain a working PO2 of no greater than 1.4
• Completed UTD registration process
• Completed online classroom materials
• The use of prescription drugs must be authorised prior to the onset of diver training by a physician
3 DAYS OF
What You Learn
• UTD/DIR Philosophy
• Essential and critical aspects of scooter diving
• Effective scooter risk evaluation and dive planning
• Gas management protocols
• Handling emergencies while scooter diving
What You Earn
✓ UTD Scooter/DPV Certification
✓ Confidence & Knowledge
✓ Foundational DPV skills
✓ FlowState Membership
✓ Continuous education at discounted prices
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