PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) Diver

Diver Propulsion Vehicles! The very name sends shivers of excitement down the spines of...well...probably no one. Seriously, how did such a cool piece of diving gear get such a lame name? This is what happens when engineers get involved in naming things. Getting past the dry moniker, a DPV is one of the greatest dive inventions to come along. Problems of current and traversing distance underwater disappear in the face of this little marvel.

Have you ever been at a dive site that was spread out? Chances are you had to prioritize where you wanted to explore simply because it would have taken all your air to move around at all. With a DPV you could have moved all around the site on the same tank. And if you’re a deep diver, these underwater scooters help to reduce exertion and potential narcosis while giving you much more range at depth.

When you take the Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Course you will get instruction on how to handle the DPV. You’ll learn about the equipment and how to operate it safely and without damaging fragile aquatic life. And you'll be equipped to get more out of every dive.


  • Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Be at least 12 years old.
  • be in good health and reasonably fit.
  • Please check the health requirements for this course.
  • If you have not been diving for 6 months we recommend you to take a quick scuba review in confined water to refresh your diving skills and knowledge.
  • Duration of course: 1 day.

If you want to know more about this specialty don’t hesitate to contact us.