Diver Propulsion Vehicle

The Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Course
DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without kicking. Whether making a shore dive or diving from a boat, a DPV is a great way to see more and have a blast doing it.

The Fun Part
Fun? Underwater scooters (DPVs) are great! It’s all fun.

What You Learn
Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
Equipment considerations
Diver etiquette and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life

The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the basic scuba gear and a DPV (underwater scooter).

The Learning Materials You Need
Whether you’re interested in purchasing a DPV or you’re the proud owner of a new underwater jetpack, PADI’s DPV Diver materials provide a comprehensive overview of this exciting area of diving. The Diver Propulsion Vehicle Manual and video on DVD cover DPV maintenance, battery care, proper transportation, dive planning considerations and troubleshooting.

You must be:
An SSI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
At least 12 years old

Your Next Adventure
DPVs can come in handy when wreck diving because they let you tour more of the wreck, plus reduce your air consumption. You may want to consider the Wreck Diver course
while working your way to Master Scuba Diver.


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