The PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) Diver course is designed to provide divers with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely use a DPV, or underwater scooter, to explore the underwater environment. The course covers topics such as the advantages of using a DPV, the types of DPVs available, and how to properly use and maintain a DPV.

During the course, you will learn about the different types of DPVs and their uses, as well as how to properly operate a DPV to conserve air, maintain buoyancy, and navigate underwater. You will also learn about the potential hazards associated with using a DPV and how to properly maintain and care for the equipment.

To enroll in the PADI DPV Diver course, you must have a minimum of the PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent, and be at least 12 years old. The course typically includes both classroom and practical sessions, and culminates in several open water dives where you will apply the knowledge and skills you have learned while using a DPV.

The PADI DPV Diver course is an excellent opportunity for divers who want to enhance their underwater mobility and explore more of the underwater environment. However, it is important to remember that using a DPV requires additional knowledge and skills to use safely, and should only be attempted by divers who are properly trained and prepared.

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.

Course Overview

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 enroll in the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course.


What You Will Learn

The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course guides you in choosing the right DPV for you. You'll 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.

Prerequisites & Requirements

  • Be at least 12 years old
  • Certified Junior Open Water Diver or above

Equipment Requirements

  • Standard Scuba Equipment
  • A DPV (available for rental or for purchase)

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact AQUASUB SCUBA DIVING CENTER.


  1. Student Enrollment Form - All students must complete the intake form
  2. Liability and Risk Acknowledgement Forms - All students must complete, print and sign the questionaire and liability releases.
  3. Medical Questionaire - If Form 2 has ANY questions you have answered YES to, you must complete form 3 and have it signed by your personal physician

Choose your next adventure!

Scootering helps keep your gas consumption down and is so much fun when used to explore reefs, shipwrecks and well ... just about EVERYTHING. Take your DPV on the Wreck Diving Course, Underwater Navigation and more.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the AQUASUB SCUBA DIVING CENTER Team members.

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