Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty PADI Course

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See more in less time with the PADI® Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Course!

1 day minimum | 2 Open Water Dives


Hold on and take control of a fantastic ride!


Swoop through the underwater world with our UW scooters.

Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPVs) scoot you through the water without kicking. Whether making a shore dive or diving from a boat, a DPV is a great way to explore more in a shorter time and blast doing it.

You will start with a first dive to practice basic vehicle handling skills. Then in a second dive, you will plan and perform a typical DPV dive within recreational diving limits.

DPVs are a kick! It's all about fun!

The program is a perfectly natural fit with the Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Course.


Let's start your PADI® DPV Specialty Course!

During this Specialty Course, you will learn:

  • Planning and organization of DPV dives and how to deal with potential problems and dangers of diving with a DPV, including procedures in case of a lost-buddy
  • Special equipment considerations, including battery care, maintenance, and precautions
  • Proper handling techniques to:
    • Avoid propeller entanglement
    • Deal with vehicle failure or a runaway motor
    • Perform proper descents and ascents
    • Define an appropriate turnaround point
    • Avoid harming fragile marine life.
    • Choose between possible approaches for entering and exiting the water with a DPV – whether from shore or a boat

Prerequisites Be a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent, able to swim, medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form and bring to orientation), comfortable in the water
Total time commitment 1 day
Minimum age 12 years old or older


Koh Tao DPV Specialty Course package includes: 

  • 2 training dives
  • Insurance coverage
  • Rental dive equipment
  • Use of Dive Computers during the course, Compass and DPV
  • PADI e-material
  • PADI e-card on completion
  • Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat



Get credit!

The DPV elective dive from the Adventures in the Diving program (Advanced Open Water Diver or Adventure Diver) may be counted toward the certification requirements of this specialty.

Every PADI Specialty certifications you earn counts towards the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating.


Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.

You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.

We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.

This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup. 

By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.

Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!



IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving

When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.


The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.

If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.

Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.

Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.

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