• Diver Propulsion Vehicle

Diver Propulsion Vehicle

If scuba diving is like taking a scenic stroll around a park, a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) is like exploring a neighborhood on an (electric) bicycle.

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DPVs, also called underwater scooters, allow you to see more, conserve air and get from one place to another faster - with a huge smile on your face.

Take This Course If You Want to

  • See more in less time
  • Minimize long swims
  • Learn about different types of DPVs
  • Try something incredibly fun

Learn How to

  • Handle a DPV
  • Manage your depth
  • Avoid problems

DPV Diving: See More, Swim Less, Smile Big

Scuba diving with a DPV is some of the most fun you can have underwater. During the PADI® Diver Propulsion Vehicle course, you’ll be surprised how much you can see on one tank of air. Your instructor will show you different maneuvers and answer any questions you have.

Independent Study

1 PADI eLearning®

Start your DPV course online and progress at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device.

Learn about different types of underwater scooters, their care and maintenance and how to use a DPV when diving with a buddy. If you’re thinking about buying a DPV, this course is a great place to start.

  • eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

At The Dive Shop

2 With Your Instructor

During two exhilarating dives, you’ll practice DPV maneuvers and tandem riding. Learn how to avoid problems like ascending/descending too fast, motor entanglements, losing track of your buddy and running out of battery power.

  • Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level-certification)
  • Total time commitment: 1-2 days
  • Minimum age: 12 years or older

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