HU­MAN TOR­PEDO

PULL THE TRIG­GER ON PURE SPEED THRILLS AT THESE EIGHT RAD­I­CAL DPV DES­TI­NA­TIONS

Sport Diver - - Training - BY ERIC MICHAEL

For divers who have long felt inad­e­quate when con­fronted ocean’s best ath­letes ( think dol­phins, sharks and man­tas), there’s no need to hang your f ins in shame.

Diver propul­sion ve­hi­cles of­fer the po­ten­tial for hu­mans to ex­plore far­ther and stay longer than hu­manly pos­si­ble. Once re­served for seri- ous ap­pli­ca­tions by James Bond, Navy SEALS and top-of-the-pyra­mid tech­ni­cal divers, DPVS are now more ac­ces­si­ble than ever thanks to the rise of low-cost recre­ational mod­els that are sim­ple to use and of­fer long bat­tery life. While they may not hit top speeds that blow your ears back, they will al­low you to cover far more reef real es­tate than pos­si­ble via old-fash­ioned leg power. All you need is a lit­tle train­ing — and a trip to one of these world-class DPV play­grounds. by the raw power, nat­u­ral grace and bliss­ful speed of the

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