PADI DIVER PROPULSION VEHICLE DIVER (DPV)
The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle diver (DPV) Course
Diver propulsion vehicles 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 Diver Propulsion Vehicle 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.
As a PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle diver you can cover and explore wider and bigger areas underwater. Once you tried one of these vehicles underwater, you will most likely become a dedicated diver propulsion vehicle diver. Part of the course is that you learn how to deal with buoyancy control whilst diving with a dpv.
There's wide variety of Diver Propulsion Vehicles out there and they come in various sizes with variable ranges and battery life. For recreational diving we tend to use smaller diver propulsion vehicles.
The range is restricted by the amount of breathing gas that can be carried, the rate at which that breathing gas is consumed under exertion, and the time limits imposed by the dive tables to avoid decompression sickness.
Sign up for this course and have the ride of your life!
What You Learn
• You learn:
Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
• Equipment considerations
• Diver etiquette and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life
Your Next Adventure
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.