PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle
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 go to less travelled dive sites. Whether making a shore or boat dive, a DPV is a great way to see more and have fun doing it.
If you are into diving in the fast lane, this is a specialty course for you!
This PADI DPV Specialty Diver course will be credited to your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
What will you learn?
You’ll make two training 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.
And then you can make one fun dive (depending on logistics and schedule) to give you enough opportunities to practice the skills you’ve learned during training.
The 3 scooter dives are spread out in 2 days.
What gears you will need?
- BCD with backplate configuration.
- Mask, Fins and Exposure Protection
- Delayed Surface Marker Buoy
- The scooters will be provided during the class.
- The scooters that you will use are Advanced Diving Vehicles with top speed of 55 meters per minute (190 feet per minute) with run time of around 60 minutes or cruise speed of 45 meters per minute (149 feet per minute) with run time of 75 minutes.
- These Advanced Diving Vehicles are not just toys-for-the-big-boys but tools for meaningful dives such as reef survey, exploration dives, mapping, search and recovery, etc.
- Read the PADI DPV Specialty Manual and answer the knowledge review
- Watch the PADI DPV video
- Prepare course fee of Php22,000
- Prepare Resort/Dive/Boat Expenses of around Php7,000 (estimate only)
Upon completion of your training and certification course, you can join our expedition dives or reef survey or fishing line extraction or just diving in the fast lane trips!