During 24-28 April 2017, the DPS Dive Team conducted high intensity training at Lake Powell. The primary goal of the week was to advance as many Team Members as possible to the level of “DPS Diver” which is a credential that far exceeds the level of “Master Diver” in the diving industry. Achievements included passing […]
Special Units News
Utah Lake Sensor Recovery
The DPS Dive Team was contacted by the Department of Environmental Quality requesting assistance in locating a scientific device, valued at twenty thousand dollars, that had been lost in Utah Lake. The Dive Team responded on November 18th and were taken to the last GPS location of the device. A DPS diver was deployed and […]
Dive Team members passion.
Recently the Salt Lake Tribune released an excellent video of DPS Dive Team member Wendell Nope and his friend Richard Lamb doing what they love to do. The video is narrated by the two and shows incredible footage of the Alpine cave – Rick Springs. Take a look at it by following the link. http://ilove.sltrib.com/2015/08/wendell-nope-and-richard-lamb-i-love-cave-diving/
U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Experience
On Saturday August 8th the DPS Dive Team was given the opportunity to demonstrate a wide array of equipment and procedures for the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets. This took place at Pineview Reservoir and consisted of three stations. The cadets were taught how we do underwater searches using both side scan and sector scan sonar. […]
How to use your safety stop time wisely.
Our divers are supposed to make a 3 minute safety stop at 15 ft. at the end of their dive in order to off gas Nitrogen. Recently a couple divers found a 5 wood on the lake bottom and some golf balls. This makes for some entertainment while doing their safety stop. Check out this […]