Our PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle DPV Specialty is one of the most fun specialties to participate in. Learn to conserve your energy and air by swimming effortlessly behind a diver propulsion vehicle, and the advantages and disadvantages of being propelled through the water whilst adhering to diving etiquette and avoiding harming the aquatic environment.
The PADI DPV Specialty course covers the safety procedures, the most effective method of swimming with a DPV, buddy procedures during the dive and problems and hazards.
Diver Propulsion Vehicle Pre-Requisites
Students must be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
Minimum age 12.
All students must fill in a PADI Medical Questionnaire prior to participation.
What will I do?
The course consists of a knowledge development session and two open water dives which will cover:
The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of diving with an underwater propulsion vehicle.
Equipment considerations including but not limited to battery care, maintenance and precautions.
Proper procedures for: determining a turnaround point, vehicle failure, runaway motor, descents, ascents and avoiding propeller entanglements.
Techniques to avoid handling harming fragile aquatic life.
Techniques for entering and exiting the water with a Diver Propulsion Vehicle.
Knowledge Development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace, backed up by a classroom session with a PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of theory
Open Water Dives - students must complete two open water dives with a DPV to certify as PADI DPV Diver. Each dive has specific tasks designed to help students with the considerations for diving with a DPV such as entries and exits, descents and ascents, manoeuvring and buddy contact.
1 Evening for Theory
2 Open Water Dives - 1 Day at a UK inland dive site
Includes all equipment hire, air, tuition, PADI Deep Diver Propulsion Vehicle Manual, swimming pool fees, PADI Certification fee. Not entry fees to inland dive sites.
How do I sign up?
To book your place please call or email us. A non-refundable deposit is required on booking to secure your place, and you will be issued with your training materials and confirmation of the start date.
How much does it cost?
Diver Propulsion Vehicle course costs
£180 per person