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Dive in the Fast Lane - DPVs at West Bay Divers!

DPVs (Diver Propulsion Vehicles) are a new, fun addition to seeing the underwater world. DPVs allow you to see more, conserve air and get from one place to another faster - with a huge smile on your face!

As PADI Says themselves – ‘If scuba diving is like taking a scenic stroll around a park, a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) is like exploring a neighborhood on an (electric) bicycle’.

What are DPVs?

Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPVs), also referred to as “underwater scooters,” are motorized, battery-powered scuba equipment that allow you to cover a lot of underwater territory in a short time.

Although they’ve been used for practical applications by commercial and

technical divers, the fast and fun factor means they are now also increasingly popular amongst recreational divers. During a single DPV dive, you’ll have the opportunity to witness more marine creatures, landscapes and wrecks than you could if you were taking the plunge without a DPV.

Why do a DPV Dive?

Some reasons to try a DPV Dive include:

  • You can see a lot more in less time and with using less air!

  • DPVs minimize long swims

  • You can learn a lot about different types of DPVs

  • ... and of course, it allows you to try something incredibly fun

How can I book a dive with a DPV?

Option 1 -

Have an Adventure Dive - $100

  • One Dive with a PADI DPV Speciality Instructor

Try one dive and see what you think! If you enjoy the thrill why not do another dive and get certified, gain your next PADI Speciality Certification!

Option 2 -

Become a PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver Speciality Diver!

  • Take the PADI DPV Course - $175

  • 2 Dives with a PADI DPV Speciality Instructor

  • New PADI Speciality Certification (excludes PIC)

  • Credit towards your Master Scuba Diver Certification

Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level-certification)

Total time commitment: 1-2 days

Minimum age: 12 years or older

What will I learn from the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Course?

The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver course will teach you how to properly and safely pilot a DPV in the water. The course will cover problems that could occur on a DPV dive and how to best handle them. You’ll also be taught how to make the most of your DPV experience, learning DPV-handling skills such as how to make proper descents and ascents\

During two exhilarating dives, you’ll practice DPV maneuvers and tandem riding. Learn how to avoid problems like ascending/descending too fast, motor entanglements, losing track of your buddy and running out of battery power.

Some topics covered in the PADI Dive Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Course include:

  • Planning and organising DPV dives

  • How to deal with potential problems and hazards of diving with a DPV, including lost-buddy procedures

  • Specialist equipment considerations including battery care, maintenance and precautions

  • Learn how to ride tandem with your dive buddy

  • How to manage your depth

  • Avoiding propeller entanglement

  • Dealing with vehicle failure or a runaway motor

  • Performing proper descents and ascents

  • Determining an appropriate turnaround point

  • Techniques to avoid harming fragile marine life

  • Techniques for entering and exiting the water with a DPV – (shore and boat)

Does this course appeal to you? Do you want to fly over the reef with our Instructors? Click the link below to book your DPV Speciality Course!

All prices include full equipment rental but exclude 15% Honduran Tax


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