Diver Propulsion Vehicles, or DPVs for short, offer a thrilling way to see a lot more underwater in the brief amount of time we get to see it. Soaring through the water with a propulsion vehicle is like flying through space – you have to experience it to believe it! It's a bit like a drift dive, without the drift. Want to see the whole wreck in one dive? A DPV may be the way to go. So whether making a shore dive or diving from a boat, a DPV is a great way to see more and have a great time doing it

How do I begin?

You start with the training materials. We will provide you with the PADI DPV Diver manual for you to read and answer the questions prior to the start of your training.

What's in the course?

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.

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 instructor about earning credit.

You will watch the PADI DPV Diver video and your PADI instructor will talk to you about DPVs diving, then you will put into practice what you learn in a combination of skills in two open water training dives.

How long does it take?

The PADI DPV Diver Specialty takes place over one day.

What qualifications do I need?

The PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the PADI DPV Diver Specialty.

All standard scuba equipment requirements are included in the price.

The minimum age of enrolment on this programme is 12yrs.

You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.

What's next?

Once you have completed your PADI DPV Diver Specialty you can take full advantage of your dives, so why not take the PADI Enriched Air Diver course too?

When you have completed five PADI specialties and your PADI Rescue Diver and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.


PADI DPV Diver course costs €225.00 plus materials, certification, DPV hire and kit hire.