DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory 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
Fun? Underwater scooters (DPVs) are a kick! It’s all fun.
What do I need to start?
Be a minimum of PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 12 years old
What will I do?
You’ll learn: Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards Equipment considerations Diver etiquette and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12.
Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day
What will I need?
Whether you’re interested in purchasing a DPV or you’re the proud owner of a new underwater jetpack, PADI’s DPV Diver materials provide a comprehensive overview of this exciting area of diving. The Diver Propulsion Vehicle Manual and video on DVD cover DPV maintenance, battery care, proper transportation, dive planning considerations and troubleshooting.
Where can I go from here?
DPVs can come in handy when wreck diving because they let you tour more of the wreck, plus reduce your air consumption. You may want to consider the PADI Wreck Diver course while working your way to Master Scuba Diver.