Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Course

Most beginner divers make the mistake of swimming too fast under water. In fact, fins are not meant for going fast. If you want to go fast, you need to use a diver propulsion vehicle (DPV), also known as an underwater scooter. DPVs are a fun way to cover large areas under water, dive against strong currents, and improve air consumption by decreasing the effort of kicking. This course includes a theory module and two open water dives. Emphasis is placed on proper dive planning using a DPV, handling procedures, especially during descents and ascents, DPV maintenance, as well as dealing with potential problems.

Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: Open Water certification

Price: ¥ 21000

Where we will dive

Due to the nature of the course, we only offer shore diving during our DPV classes. This will give you enough time to master all necessary skills. We usually visit dive sites in Cape Maeda (Blue Cave), Sunabe (Chatan), or Motobu (Gorilla Chop).

The exact diving locations are subject to the weather conditions and your preference.

Getting to the dive sites

We offer free pick-up service from hotels in Onna, Yomitan and Chatan. Pick-ups from other locations are also possible upon request. Please inquire.

† Gear rental is not included in the price. You can rent a full set for ¥ 4000 for the duration of the course and a partial set at a reduced rate.
‡ It is possible to select a different number of boat dives during a course than the ones indicated above. In that case the price will be adjusted accordingly.
§ When combining dives from a course with fun dives on a single day, every fun dive is charged as follows - ¥ 4000 per boat dive and ¥ 3000 per beach dive.

Why stop here?

Check out our Enriched Air (Nitrox) course. Diving on nitrox (a gas mixture containing a higher percentage of oxygen than regular air) does require special training, yet it is a simple and valuable skill that is worth having for divers of all levels.

You can also choose among several other specialty courses. We highly recommend Deep Diving as it teaches you skills that you cannot pick up informally.

If you have more than 100 logged dives under your belt, bring your diving to the next level with the Self-Reliant Specialty we offer. This course is a lot of fun and will open up your eyes to see the challenges and safety aspects of scuba diving from a completely new angle.