PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle

Specialty Course

Have you even wondered what lies beyond the beaten path? Have you ever wished to discover places very few have been to?

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Course is what gets you there! DPVs have been around for a couple of decades naturally emerging from technical and cave diving, where they were used to assist divers transporting multiple tanks and other heavy equipment as well as increasing penetration range while at the same time greatly reducing fatigue. But only in recent years with the development of battery technologies and new durable lightweight materials did they gain the power and range that makes them so popular among many divers worldwide, including recreational open water divers and even snorkelers!

To enroll in a PADI DPV Specialty Course you must be at least 12 years old and be a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent. The course generally takes 1.5 days with a few hours theory and at least two open water dives. We will start the course reviewing different DPV models, discuss their features and differences, get familiar with proper pre- and post-dive maintenance procedures and checks. A lot of attention within the course is directed towards careful and efficient dive planning, that includes distance, time and gas considerations as well as navigation and contingency planning. Following will be two open water dives where we will get you practice and familiarize yourself with the DPV, master emergency procedures, and of course get off the beaten track and have fun! At Dive Point Red Sea we use both “Bonex Reference RS” and “Aquaprop L” DPVs that pack an incredible punch for their weight. Being an authorized Bonex service center, taking the course with us will give you a unique chance to get some useful insights on the works of the DPV as well as first class instructions.

If you feel the call of an explorer inside you and lots of unpredictable encounters drive you up, then do not hesitate and contact us! Once you’ve tried zooming among the reefs with an “underwater scooter” and you will not want to use your fins ever again!