October 1, 2016

DPV Scooters

Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPV) Scooters

Scyllis Divers is the only dive shop in the area to offers Diver Propulsion Vehicles during Advanced Open Water and Adventures in Diving courses.

These are so much fun, that once you try it you will keep coming back for more.



The purpose of the Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using DPV’s while diving. Upon successful completion of the Propulsion Vehicle Specialty training, the student will be able to: demonstrate comprehension of the practical knowledge necessary for DPV diving,  plan and safely conduct DPV dives, and implement techniques and procedures to manage and minimize DPV diving hazards.

Who this course is for

The certified diver looking to extend their range and take advantage of the benefits of utilizing a DPV on dives. Cover up to five times the distance compared to fining, when exploring reef and walls.

Reduced Gas compulsion, allowing for more dive time.

Course prerequisites

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  • Certified as an PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Proof of at least 25 logged dives




What you can expect to learn

  • Advantages of DPV use
  • Equipment considerations
  • DPV options
  • DPV components
  • Rated burn time
  • Care and maintenance
  • DPV rigging
  • DPV malfunction or failure
  • Towing
  • Gas sharing with DPVs
  • Entanglement
  • Collision avoidance
  • Team separationEnvironmental considerations
  • Appropriate vs. inappropriate dive locations
  • Suitable environmental conditions
  • DPV diving techniques
  • Buoyancy and trim with DPV
  • Instigating directional and depth changes
  • DPV courtesy and etiquette
  • Dive planning and gas management
  • Turn time, turn distance, and turn pressure
  • Gas mix(es) and NDL’s or decompression obligations