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DIVER PROPULSION VEHICLE A thrilling way to see more of the dive site

The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Course

DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot underwater 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

It’s all fun.

What You Learn

  • Planning DPV dives by accounting for their specific procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
  • Equipment considerations when using a DPV
  • Diver etiquette and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life

You put this information into practice during two open water dives.


  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 12 years or older

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear plus a diver propulsion vehicle, of course!



Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course. Please either drop off or email us a completed copy as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.

DPV Diver Paperwork

Medical Statement Paperwork

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Your Next Adventure

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