PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle

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The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Speciality is one of the most fun specialities to participate in. How would you like to conserve your energy and air by swimming effortlessly behind a diver propulsion vehicle?


Learn the advantages and disadvantages of being propelled through the water whilst adhering to diving etiquette and avoiding harming the aquatic environment. The PADI DPV Speciality course covers the safety procedures, the most effective method of swimming with a DPV, buddy procedures during the dive and problems and hazards.

The DVP 2 open water dives 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 and ascents and avoiding propeller entanglements
Techniques to avoid handling harming fragile aquatic life.
Techniques for entering and exiting the water with a DPV

Knowledge Development
Knowledge Development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by your PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of theory.

Open Water Dives
Students must complete 2 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 & exits, descents & ascents, manoeuvring & buddy contact.

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 is 12.

Cost £95.00 This includes the use of Seastyle school equipment (if required) crew pack and PADI certification.
The cost does not include transport or dive site entry fees

Where can I go from here?
You may also count this Specialty certification toward one of the five required Specialties for the PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification.