Dive Propulsion Vehicle Specialty

Real divers run daily Dive Propulsion Vehicle Specialty, one of the most fun and easiest specs to do “no finning’


Dive Propulsion Vehicle Specialty www.real-divers.com

DPVs offer a thrilling way for scuba divers to see a lot of underwater territory in a short amount of time. They scoot you through the water allowing you to glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. Whether making a shore or boat dive, a DPV is a great way to see more and have fun doing it.

If you’re at least 12 years old and a PADI Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course.




The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course guides you in choosing the right DPV for you. You’ll make two dives and learn about:

  • Maintaining your DPV.
  • How to plan dives, including procedures for staying with your buddy.
  • DPV-handling skills, such as making proper descents and ascents.
  • Potential problems and ways to deal with them.



Of course, you’ll need a DPV along with your basic scuba equipment, these are included in your rental package.

Real Divers DPV’s are the Apollo AV2 model, the great thing about the Apollo AV2 is you can either ride it traditionally like in the photo or you can sit on it.

On the AV2 “if you feel the need the need for speed” you can sit on the DPV and ride it hands free which allows you to equalise your ears without coming off the power. The AV2 goes about 6 to 7 kmh which doesn’t sound fast until you are underwater on them especially in a drift dive. DPV’s also allow you to go to places that you haven’t been before on the dive site because you know you wouldn’t have the air supply to do the distance by just finning.


 Getting Started

Email – realdiverspattayathailand@gmail.com

Get the PADI DPV Specialty manual or recieve one from us on the day of the course or beforehand.



Price for PADI DPV specialty 9,000B (1 day – 2 dives)

The cheapest way to do specialty courses is to combine the enriched air specialty with the spec as the enriched air spec is one of the only specs you can combine with another. The PADI Enriched air specialty gives you longer time underwater and you collect two specialties to go to your Master Scuba diver rating.

Price for Enriched air specialty plus DPV specialty is 18,000B (2 day – 2 dpv dives – 2 enriched air dives)

Includes Speedboat trips, Pro Instruction, rental equipment, dives, Specialty emanuals/certification, lunch/snacks/drinks.

EMAIL: realdiverspattayathailand@gmail.com  Scuba Diving Pattaya Thailand www.real-divers.com

PHONE: Dive Shop – 038-232-476

Neil – 087-602-1411                


Kat – 093-594-9191


Contact details plus map to the dive center

How to book and Cancellation policy;

Contact details

Directions to the dive center in Thai show a taxi driver. ซอยโรงแรมเวลคัม2 จอมเทียน ถนน เลียบชายหาดจอมเทียน ระหว่างซอย 11-12

IMPORTANT: If you are doing 2 dives in a day you will need 18 hours after your last dive before flying for safety reasons and 12 hours after 1 dive. If in doubt e-mail us.

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