Why take Technical DPV course?

The IANTD/TDI Technical DPV Course course is designed to introduce divers to the skills and knowledge required to safely use Underwater Propulsion Vehicles (DPV) in open water environments.

Being a diver means exploring new underwater territories, and with an underwater scooter (Diver Propulsion Vehicle – DPV), the exploration range can expand even further. Riding a scooter is fun and allows divers to cover more distance with less effort, even carrying extra gear.

Who is it for?

This course is essential for anyone interested in using one of the most fun and efficient tools available to divers: a DPV. This tool allows divers to cover bigger distances or carry more equipment with reduced effort. It also paves the way for the Advanced Cave DPV course, advanced technical cave diving training, underwater projects, and exploration diving.

What will I learn?

Course outcomes include, but are not limited to: basic principles of DPV diving, dive planning, teamwork while using a DPV, environmental and conservation awareness, stress management, navigation, standard and emergency procedures, DPV maintenance and troubleshooting, and the potential hazards of diving with a DPV.

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Applicants must:

  • Be qualified in IANTD/TDI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent;
  • For Technical endorsement, be qualified in IANTD/TDI Adv Nitrox or equivalent;
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age or 15 with a parent or guardian authorization;
  • Be physically and mentally fit;
  • Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any medical condition that may pose a risk while diving;
  • Be experienced with technical diving configurations and related skills (minimum skills required: Basic 5, V-Drill, S-Drill, six propulsion techniques, including back kicks and helicopter turn, perfect buoyancy, and trim no more than 20 degrees out of neutral). Please refer INTRO TO TECH / ESSENTIAL + NITROX CLASS for more information;
  • Have a minimum of 25 logged dives.

The IANTD/TDI Technical DPV Course course is usually conducted over three days. It requires a minimum of five dives, at least 160 minutes of in-water work, and instruction encompassing classroom lectures and land drills.

Transfer from Playa del Carmen included.

Students must bring their own tech-level diving gear, including tow-behind DPV (requirements will be provided upon registration) or borrow/rent it, pay for their gases and tank rentals, cenote entree and agency certification fees is not included



Alex is a true cave diving enthusiast, Cave Ha Diving Mexico founder and owner, Technical Cave Instructor IANTD/TDI/SDI with the following ratings: Advanced Cave DPV Instructor / Advanced Cave Stage – Multi-stage Instructor / Advanced Cave Sidemount & No Mount Instructor / Advanced Cave Survey Instructor / Technical Cave Instructor, OWSD Instructor, GUE Member, GUE Cave 2 / GUE Cave DPV / GUE CCR 1 / GUE TEC 1 / TDI ER/Trimix, mCCR Fathom, eCCR JJ, RYA Skipper

Before fully dedicating himself to the diving industry, Alexander served many years as Executive Vice-President for Technology, Broadcasting and Press Operations, Medical and Anti-Doping, Accreditation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee; President of iTeco International Ltd, Chairman of Board iTeco LLC; Chairman of Expert Board of Bigitex consulting company (finance and IT technology); First Deputy of the Chairman of the Board of Banking Organisation “Inkakhran” and College Professor (Broadcasting and Information Technology).

Chevalier of the orders: Silver Olympic Order and “For Merit to the Fatherland”