PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver

PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver

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. They scoot you through the water without any effort from you. It’s a bit like a drift dive, without the drift. Want to visit that offshore reef from the beach? 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.

To Start

How do I get started?

As with all of the diving education programmes at Aquasport you start with the training materials. A deposit of £50 is required to book your PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty. We will provide you with the PADI DPV Specialty manual for you to read prior to the start of your training.



What will I do?

During your programme you will practise the following:

  • Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
  • Equipment considerations
  • DPV diving etiquette
  • How to avoid harming fragile aquatic life


You will have one and a half days of intense DPV training to complete. In our fully equipped multi-media classrooms you will learn how to maintain your DPV properly thus extending its lifetime


You will also practise the use of a DPV in our on site training pool.


You will then put into practice what you have learnt in a combination of skills in two open water training dives.



How long will it take?

The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty takes place over one weekend. Starting on the Friday evening, you will complete the theory sections from the PADI DPV Specialty manual and familiarise yourself with diving with a DPV in the pool.


The Saturday will cover all the practical sessions during your two open water training dives.


You can arrange with your instructor to continue to gain experience on the Sunday by using the equipment from the programme to do some more diving before handing it back in on the Sunday afternoon. The extra days of equipment and DPV hire is included in the cost of your programme.



What will I need?

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


All standard scuba equipment requirements are included in the price as is the use of a DPV for the duration of the programme.


The minimum age for enrolment on this programme is 12 years.


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.



PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty £225.


A £50 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport. Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.



Starting on Friday evening at 6.30pm throughout the year.


Courses starting monthly. Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email


Where To?

Where can I go from here?

Once you have completed your PADI DPV Specialty you have scope for travel. The PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty or the PADI Dolphin SCR Specialty are definitely for you to combine with your DPV training to really open up the underwater world.


Once you have completed five PADI specialties, the PADI Rescue Diver course 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.


Here at Aquasport all of our Instructors hold this level of recreational certification. We recommend that every diver takes this route regardless of their further ambitions as we see it as a commitment to education and a real achievement.

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The Dive Centre,

Lincoln Road,

Solihull, B27 6PA

0121 706 6628

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