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Diver Propulsion Vehicle

 

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Propel your way through the water and glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. You must be at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher.

Description

 

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.

Academic

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.
     

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.

Prerequisites & Requirements

Age Requirement
12 years or older

Course Prerequisites
PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level-certification)

Time Commitment
Approximately 2-4 hours

Available Languages

English.

For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center.

Equipment

 

It's best to use your own scuba equipment, including a weight system, so that you fine-tune your buoyancy in gear you'll use on every dive. Your PADI Instructor or local">https://locator.padi.com">local dive center staff can help you find the equipment that is best for you and your diving adventures.

Getting Started

Start learning now with PADI's home-study materials - Peak Performance Buoyancy eLearning. Read and watch video about peak performance buoyancy, then interact with knowledge checks in preparation for meeting with your PADI Instructor to schedule your two dives. Stop by your local PADI">https://locator.padi.com/">PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and speak with your instructor if you have any questions about the course content.