Diver Propulsion Vehicle: Underwater Scooter Training Pattaya Thailand

DPV James Bond

PADI DPV diver course

DPV’s often referred to as Underwater scooters offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without the need for finning. Want to visit that offshore reef from the beach? A DPV may be the way to go.

For many years Cave and cavern divers have used DPV’s for the easiest and quickest way to penetrate vast underwater networks. Many ship wreck divers and explorers use them also. They are gaining popularity in recreational diving practices also as increasing numbers of dive centers have DPV’s in stock. Mermaids uses various DPVs but mostly the Apollo DPV which is held with high regard within the industry.

Mermaids, Pattaya, Thailand offer DPV diving on both coral and shipwrecks. The DPV Diver Propulsion Vehicle course can be taken any time around your schedule if we can have a 24 hour notice period.

What do I need to take Diver Propulsion Vehicle training?

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 12 years old.
  • Have a strong desire to feel like James Bond underwater!
What’s in the PADI DPV course?

  • Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
  • Equipment considerations.
  • Diver etiquette and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life.

The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver certification counts toward your Master Scuba Diver (MSD) rating. 5 Specialty ratings are required to be held to apply to PADI for the MSD (Master Scuba Diver) certification.

How long is the diver propulsion training?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 12.
  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day.
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