PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle

Propel your way through the water and glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. You must be at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher.

DPVs offer a thrilling way for scuba divers to see a lot of underwater territory in a short amount of time. They scoot you through the water allowing you to glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. Whether making a shore or boat dive, a DPV is a great way to see more and have fun doing it.

What the Course Entails

The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course guides you in choosing the right DPV for you. You’ll make two dives and learn about:

Course Pre-requisites

To enrol in this course, you must be a PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation) and at least 12 years old.

Course Flow

If you’re at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enrol in the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course.

How Can I Get Started?

Stop by your local PADI Dive Centre and Resort to enrol in the course, pick up your Diver Propulsion Vehicle Manual and Diver Propulsion Vehicle video and start learning.

What is the 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.

Holidays featuring this Course

Solo Divers

Hotel Colombo

Azores, Azores

Located on the warmest and southernmost island of the Azores Archipelago, the Hotel Colombo is the ideal base for a diving holiday with manta ray encounters.

  • Located on Santa Maria Island
  • Dive with manta rays
  • Diving package included
  • Sandy beach close by
  • Haliotis Dive Centre close by
  • Nitrox available