course prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver) Specialty course.

Age Requirements

The PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver) Course is for ages 12 Years and Older.

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The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) diver course will certify you to use Enriched Air (Nitrox) to stay down longer during your shallow water dives.  Also by breathing a higher concentration of oxygen during your dive, you will come back feeling refreshed and ready for more diving. Click the banner for complete course details

Depth Restrictions After Certification

This PADI course does not increase your maximum depth rating. Standard depth restrictions apply.

Waivers and Liability Releases

all participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. Note: Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian signatures as well. No exceptions.

For this Course you will need the following releases:

1 PADI Continuing Education Administrative Document 10038

2 PADI Equipment rental release form

3 PADI Boat dive release form

Course Duration

The duration of this Course is 2 ½ days.The course is performance-based so we do not like to rush we want to make sure everyone is safe and fully understands the skills of the day. So there is a start time but never a set finish time.

Required PADI Course Materials

For your course you will need the PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver) Crewpak.

Search and Recovery crewpak Includes PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver) DVD and PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver) Specialty Manual. This package includes all the required materials for your course

If you purchase your PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver) Crewpak at the time you book your course.

You will receive your hard copy when you arrive at class.For your convenience we will provide you with all the materials you will need to get you started as soon as you book your course..

Each student is required to purchase from us their own PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver) Crewpak.

You will never swim again !

Get Your PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver) Course Certification Today.

Dive propulsion vehicles or DPV as we call them in the diving world, are underwater scooters that make diving easy. DPV are one of the coolest ways to get around underneath the water. No more fighting with the current or having to swim let the DPV lead the way. As you are flying through the water effortlessly. You’ll wonder why you waited so long to take this course.

Course Overview

The purpose of the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Specialty course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and excitement of using DPVs. Upon completing the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty training, the student should be able to:

1. Demonstrate practical knowledge and planning procedures that make diving with a DPV fun.

2. Plan and organize dives to safely use diver propulsion vehicles within depths and conditions as good as or better than those in which the student has been trained.

3. Identify the hazards of DPV diving and demonstrate the techniques and procedures required to minimize those hazards.

Traditional Academics included with your course

You begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course. To start your course you will watch The PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver) course video and complete your knowledge reviews in your PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver) Diver Manual. This will get you ready for Your classroom session and the in water training portion of your class.

Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your first class session.

Optional PADI Online Academics

Unfortunately PADI does not Offer Online academics for this course yet. You and your instructor will schedule the time for you to come in and complete the academic portion of your training in the classroom.

Note: online academics is not available for ages 12 and under.

PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver) Training Dives

Open Water Training Dive 1 • Demonstrate the appropriate pre-dive preparation of the DPV used in the course. • Demonstrate how to operate a DPV while at the surface, including proper body position, preventing clogging the propeller, snorkeling under power and riding in tandem with a buddy. • Demonstrate how to make a proper descent with a DPV. • Demonstrate underwater maneuvering, including: a straight and steady course while gradually changing depth, and making pivot and banking turns. • Demonstrate the ability to maintain proper buddy contact while using a DPV. • Demonstrate the ability to follow the safety guidelines and recommendations previously discussed while using a DPV. • Demonstrate how to make a proper ascent and exit the water when using a DPV based on the conditions present. • Demonstrate the proper post-dive maintenance of the DPV used in the course.

Open Water Training Dive 2

After this dive, the student should be able to: • Demonstrate the ability to independently plan and execute a dive using a DPV according to the procedures and safety guidelines provided in the course.

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Required Equipment

At this level divers should have a complete set of personal SCUBA gear.

Don't panic if you need rental equipment we have it available for your class.

You will need the following equipment for this class Mask, Snorkel, Fins, BCD, Regulators, Dive computer, Thermal protection, Tanks and Weights. (We do not rent Thermal protection)

Additional required equipment for this class

For this class divers are required to have or rent a Dive Propulsion Vehicle.

If you would like to purchase your own equipment, we guarantee the best price in town and extended warranties on everything purchased from us. If you’re going to be a diver it is best to have your own personal gear for fit and comfort.

You should always purchase your SCUBA diving equipment from the dive center where you do your training. Your SCUBA instructor is definitely more qualified to make sure you select the proper equipment for your needs. Your instructor will also make sure your equipment is properly adjusted and ready for your class. Nobody beats our prices or customer service guaranteed.

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Note: new scuba diving equipment always requires minor adjustments and a safety inspection before it is used. If you purchased your scuba equipment online or from a third-party to use in our class and it has a malfunction or requires adjustments during your training you will have to pay an additional cost for those adjustments. Our minimum service charge is $45

We do not accept equipment that is unsafe or damaged to be usedin anyof our programs. If you have any questions on whether the equipment you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free equipment evaluation. We service and repair Scuba equipment. Safety First!

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