About the Course: 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. 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.
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 Diver 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.
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 hrs
With Your Instructor: During two exhilarating dives, you will 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.
Total Time Commitment: 1-2 days
Prerequisites: PADI® (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level-certification)
Minimum Age: 12 years or older