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Diver Propulsion Vehicle Course

DPVs offer a thrilling way for scuba divers to see a lot of underwater territory in a short amount of time. They scoot you through the water allowing you to glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. Whether making a shore or boat dive, a DPV is a great way to see more and have fun doing it.

If you’re at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course.

What You Learn

The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course guides you in choosing the right DPV for you. You’ll make two dives and learn about:

  • Maintaining your DPV.
  • How to plan dives, including procedures for staying with your buddy.
  • DPV-handling skills, such as making proper descents and ascents.
  • Potential problems and ways to deal with them.

Course Details

  • COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $225 (includes all course materials) Duration - as little as 1 day! 
  • COURSE CONTENTS: Knowledge development and Two Open Water Dives   
  • EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Normal Scuba Gear and a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (provided) 
  • RECOMMENDED TEXTS: PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Manual & Video 
  • LINKS: Medical Statement (pdf) 

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.