Diver Propulsion Vehicle. PADI MSDT Speciality Instructor Course. Koh Tao.

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Diver Propulsion Vehicle. PADI MSDT Speciality Instructor Training Course. 100 per cent. 1st-time IE pass with no make-ups.

We use a Diver Propulsion Vehicle.

  • Rec.:  To dive against drift currents.
  • Tec:  To penetrate caves or into springs, but we must take a backup diver propulsion vehicle with us too, in case the first one fails; or we must take enough gas so that we can swim out if this happens. Such DPVs are powered by a couple of wheelchair or motorbike batteries.  We need to know how long the battery will last as this is one of our turn points.  When we use (or hire) a DPV, we need to make sure that it works.  (I have had problems in the past with this.)  Tec rigs have a D-ring at the crotch to clip your scooter to.


This is not a tec course and is for open water.  We need to make sure our regs. do not purge in the wash from the propeller.  We can adjust the Venturi for this.  We will streamline all our kit so that it does not dangle.  We need to take great care with our ascents and descents.

The PADI DPV Diver Course has two dives, so the instructor course has one.  All PADI Instructors may do the DPV Adventure Dive (Dive 1) with its knowledge review, but only PADI DPV Instructors may teach Dive 2 and KR 2.  Students are at least PADI (Jr.) Open Water Diver or similar from other agencies.  They are at least 12 years old.

I can build you a bespoke package, say.

  • PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor Course.
  • PADI Cavern Diver Instructor Course (needs ANDI Full Cave Diver).
  • PADI Wreck Diver Instructor Course.
  • PADI Drift Diver Instructor Course.
  • PADI Self-Reliant Diver (solo diver) Instructor Course.


On the beautiful Island of Koh Tao in Thailand, I will charge you THB 20,000 for your PADI MSDT Prep Course, plus expenses (e.g. hire of diver propulsion vehicle for you and for me).  I will charge you THB 4,000 per PADI Specialty Instructor Training Course, plus expenses.  In the year 2013, if you do the course with me, PADI AP will charge you just AUD 77 to process each specialty instructor cert.  If you do five with me at the same time on Koh Tao, they will give you your MSDT card free once you have your 25 certs.

Each two months on the paradise Island of Malapascua, off Cebu, in the Philippines, award-winning PADI DSAT TecRec Course Director Dan Robinson runs his.

  • PADI AI Course.
  • PADI OWSI Course.
  • Full PADI IDC.
  • PADI Specialty Instructor Training Course.
  • PADI MSDT Prep Course.
  • Technical diving courses from Tec Basics right up through full Tec Trimix Instructor and Tec Advanced Wreck Instructor.
  • ANDI Cave Course.


On Malapascua, each specialty instructor training course will cost you PHP 8,000, plus any expenses.  If you do five with me at the same time in the Philippines, PADI AP will charge you for just four.

I can travel to you wherever in the World you are, in particular to the UK or to Australia.

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