October 15, 2018

DPV Speciality

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Training at Alba

Taking a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) for a dive is some of the best fun you can have underwater. If diving gives you the feeling of floating, DPVs most certainly give you the feeling of flying! You can cover large distances during a dive, which often allows you to see much more of a dive site. DPVs also do all the work if you are faced with a current, allowing you to relax as it does all the work for you.

The DPV course covers the following:

  • Getting the DPV dive-ready.
  • Handling and water entry/exit techniques.
  • Diving techniques and procedures, including setting up for comfort and efficiency.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Post-dive care.
  • Charging procedures.

SDI Dive Propulsion Vehicle Diver

This SDI course consists of two dives and is normally run over two days. It does involve some theory, but the majority of time on land is spent hands-on, going through the DPVs and learning how to prep them for diving and maintain them properly. Each dive involves a combination of practising the skills and procedures for safe diving, and gaining experience of simply going for a dive using the DPV.


  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

For more information on the SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course, please click here. 

If you would like more information or have any questions about DPV Diving at Villa Alba, please get in touch.