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PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle

Quick Details

This course helps you expand your knowledge and gain experience using a DPV.


If scuba diving is like taking a scenic stroll around a park, a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) is like exploring a neighborhood on an (electric) bicycle.

DPVs, also called underwater scooters, allow you to see more, conserve air, and get from one place to another faster – with a huge smile on your face.

Scuba diving with a DPV is some of the most fun you can have underwater. During the PADI® Diver Propulsion Vehicle course, you’ll be surprised how much you can see on one tank of air. Your instructor will show you different maneuvers and answer any questions you have.


The PADI Diver Propulsion eLearning course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You’ll gain experience by completing two dives from one of our 3 custom dive boats and you will learn things like:

  • Practice DPV maneuvers
  • Tandem riding
  • Avoid problems like ascending/descending too fast, motor entanglements
  • Avoid additional problems like losing track of your buddy, and running out of battery power


Please Note: We offer this course at Low Key Watersports but currently you must bring your own DPV! Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll want to have a surface signaling device, such as an inflatable signal tube. Your Low Key PADI Instructor may suggest additional equipment depending on what type of boat and where your boat diving adventures take you.

Getting Started

To get started:

Complete eLearning Here

  • Call or Click the Book Now Button on this page to sign up for your specific dive dates

Book Boat Diver

On Your Dive Day:

  • Meet with your Low Key Dive Instructor to review your eLearning and prepare for your dive


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.