Soaring through the water with a propulsion vehicle is like flying through space – you have to experience it to believe it! To take your test drive underwater, you’ll need at least your PADI Open Water Diver (Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent) certification and be at least 12 years old.

Your PADI DPV Diver program will include two open water dives, which may be conducted in one day. The first dive allows you to practice basic vehicle handling skills and the second dive prompts you to plan and execute a typical DPV dive.

During the program, you’ll cover the knowledge and techniques used when diving with an underwater propulsion vehicle. The following will be included in your PADI DPV Diver program:

  • The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of diving with a DPV.
  • 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
    • Avoiding propeller entanglements.
  • Techniques to avoid harming fragile aquatic life.
  • Techniques for entering and exiting the water with a DPV.

The DPV elective dive from the Adventures In Diving program may be counted toward the certification requirements of this specialty, at the discretion of the instructor.

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