Who hasn’t watched a James Bond film, as the legendary special agent zooms about underwater on his DPV / Underwater Scooter, and thought Mmmmm “ if I could do that”. Well now is your chance.
If you are a UK coastal explorer, looking to get a little further out of the bay; a wreck junkie who wants to cover the whole wreck in a single dive; or a warm water visitor on the Costa Blanca who simply wants to take life easy, a DPV should be your choice.
DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. Whether making a shore dive or if you go scuba diving from a boat, a DPV is a great way to see more and have a blast doing it. Underwater scooters (DPVs) are a kick! It’s all fun.
For this course we make use of the latest generation of DPV’s. The Bladefish 5000. this DPV has a lot better battery performance, running time, as well as speed and maneuverability. They're also
a lot lighter and easy to take with you as hand luggage on your holidays
When you take the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Course you will get instruction on how to handle the DPV. you'll learn the techniques you need to know for safe diver propulsion vehicle operation. This includes: Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning and organisation procedures, techniques, problems and hazards.also proper equipment maintenance issues will be addressed as well as and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life.
The course consists of a knowledge development session and 2 open water dives which will cover:
◦The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of diving with an underwater propulsion vehicle.
◦Equipment considerations including but not limited to battery care, maintenance and precautions.
◦Proper procedures for: determining a turnaround point, vehicle failure, runaway motor, descents and ascents and avoiding propeller entanglements
◦Techniques to avoid handling harming fragile aquatic life.
◦Techniques for entering and exiting the water with a PDV
Knowledge Development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by an academic session with a PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of theory.
Open Water Dives
Students must complete 2 Open Water dives with a DPV to certify as PADI DPV Diver. Each dive has specific tasks designed to help students with the considerations for diving with a DPV such as entries & exits, descents & ascents, manoeuvring & buddy contact.
- Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver
- Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent.
- Be at least 12 years old
Get five specialty ratings including deep and navigation and you're on your way to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver
Padi Dive Center Scubaworld provide PADI Scuba Diving Courses, guided leisure dives, try dives and diving for kids along the Costa Blanca in Spain covering: Torrevieja, Playa Flamenca,Orihuela Costa, La Marina, San Miguel de Salinas, Punta Prima, Cabo Roig, Campoamor, San Pedro del Pinatar, San Javier, La Manga, Murcia, Cartagena and Cabo de Palos.