Scuba diving with underwater scooter DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) is an adventurous activity that has a lot of advantages. We can explore more places moving faster and farther wasting less energy and air. Even those dive sites that we have already been to will seem new to us as we exceed usual distances. Once tried diving with scooter you would always prefer this kind of scuba diving.
DPV became popular due to technical divers that used them in cave diving. Scooters let penetrate long caves that you wouldn't be able to reach swimming with fins. Nowadays DPV are often used by recreational divers as well, every year more and more divers discover this wonderful way to move underwater.
Diving with DPV requires certain skills and experience. First of all, the diver has to be certified (at least OWD title), feel free and self-confident underwater, control the neutral buoyancy and perform emergency procedures easily. Meeting these requirements the diver can start the training and learn safety standards and emergency procedures of scuba diving with scooter.
Tenerife with its spacious volcanic landscapes and plenty of dive sites is a great place to dive with underwater scooter DPV. With a scooter we explore three times bigger space then in normal diving. We go much farther and find the places that nobody has seen yet. These virgin places are always full of marine animals that will make your dives even more exciting.
To start your experience in diving with scooter you can do a try dive or enroll directly on a course that is more recommended as you learn and practice varied skills and become a licensed DPV diver.
To enroll on the course DPV Diver (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) it's required to have at least 25 logged dives or to do a Scuba Review program during which we refresh and practice basic diving skills.
Age and license requirements:
- over 12 years old
- Open Water Diver certificate (junior or adult)
The PADI course DPV Diver and Diving Atlantis Club's teaching program DPV Diver serve to teach you the knowledge and skills of recreational diving with scooter: how to plan the depth and duration of a safe dive, how to recognize and respond to danger, how to handle the scooter. Here is the list of basic skills and knowledge to learn about diving with scooter.
- service of scooter
- construction, maintenance and adjustment
- gear configuration for DPV
- emergency procedures (sharing air, towing, broken DPV)
- adjustment of harnesses
- maintaining proper buoyancy and trim
- turning, braking
- storing a scooter
The courses in our diving center Diving Atlantis are always conducted in small groups or individually in English language. The instructors to do the course have PADI DPV Diver specialty title.
In the end of the course you get an international license that allows you to rent and dive with scooters. You can choose to be certified by PADI or by Diving Atlantis Club.
DPV Diver teaching program, certificate of Diving Atlantis Club (2 dives included) – 290 euros
DPV Diver course, certificate of PADI (2 dives included) – 320 euros
2 dives with DPV (for divers with DPV Diver certificate) – 160 euros
1 try dive with DPV – 140 euros
2 try dives with DPV in 1 day – 230 euros