Who should take this course
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.
If you’re at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enjoy in the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course.
What will you learn
The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course guides you in choosing the right DPV for you. You will make two dives and learn about:
Maintaining your DPV
How to plan dives, including procedures for staying with your buddy
DPV-handling skills, such as making proper descents and ascents
Potential problems and ways to deal with them
Get credit…! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification, ask your Deep Blue Divers PADI instructor about earning credit.
What scuba gear will you use
Of course, you will need a DPV along with your basic scuba equipment. If you have your own DPV, your Deep Blue Divers PADI instructor will have you complete all your training using it. Otherwise, ask your Deep Blue Divers PADI Instructor which DPVs are available in the Diving Center and what other additional equipment you may need for your scuba diving exploration with a DPV.