Home / Education / Courses / Diver Propulsion Vehicle Propel your way through the water and glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. You must be at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher. Diver Propulsion Vehicle Add to cart Continuing-Education Diver Propulsion Vehicle eLearning covers self-study material. Your dive shop will charge training fees. Add to cart Your Dive Shop Description DPVs offer a thrilling way for scuba divers to see a lot of underwater territory in a short amount of time. They scoot you through the water allowing you to glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. Whether making a shore or boat dive, a DPV is a great way to see more and have fun doing it. If you're at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course. Academic The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course guides you in choosing the right DPV for you. You'll make two dives and learn about: Maintaining your DPV. How to plan dives, including procedures for staying with your buddy. DPV-handling skills, such as making proper descents and ascents. Potential problems and ways to deal with them. 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. Prerequisites & Requirements Age Requirement 12 years or older Course Prerequisites PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level-certification) Time Commitment Approximately 2-4 hours Available Languages english. For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center. Equipment Of course, you'll need a DPV along with your basic scuba equipment. If you have your own DPV, your instructor will have you complete all your training using it. Ask your PADI Instructor or local">https://locator.padi.com">local dive center staff which DPVs are available, and what other additional equipment you may need for your scuba diving exploration with a DPV. Getting Started Start learning now with PADI's home-study materials - Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Diver eLearning. Read and watch video about DPV diving, then interact with knowledge checks in preparation for meeting with your PADI Instructor to schedule your two DPV dives. Stop by your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and speak with your instructor if you have any questions about the course content. Your Dive Shop More Courses Continuing Education Advanced Rebreather Diver Dive in silence and train to dive as deep as 40 metres/130 feet. Learn about scrubbers, oxygen consumption and bailout requirements including how to configure a bailout cylinder system. Continuing Education Altitude Diver Diving in altitudes higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level is altitude diving. Discover a hidden world where only a few have ventured. Continuing Education AWARE Shark Conservation Sharks are an essential part of a healthy ocean. This course explores why they are vulnerable, the importance of a healthy shark population, managing threats and how to take action to protect them. Continuing Education Boat Diver This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat. Continuing Education Cavern Diver Gain the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly and safely. This course guides you to enter far enough for adventure, but stay within the light zone for an easy exit to open water. Continuing Education Coral Reef Conservation This course helps you appreciate the complexity of coral reef habitats and teaches how you can help conserve these vital systems.