This course deals with the essential topics when diving with a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV), how to behave in case of malfunctions and real world scenarios.

Course Duration: 2 days


Included: training material, certification, dives and scooter rental

What you will learn

In addition to the driving techniques the focus of this course is on bettering buoyancy control and awareness while using the scooter, team communication while on a scooter dive, buoyancy control and the evaluation of risks associated with the scooter together with the additional planning that is required when diving with a scooter.

A significant part of the course deals with scooter maintenance and care, weightbalancing and correct tow line configuration.

Duration: The course spans two days.

Course schedule

The course includes theory lessons and 4 dives. Maximum depth is 30 meters (100 feet) and, if the student is Nitrox certified, the breathing mixture is Nitrox 32. The course can be conducted in a single or twin tank configuration, based on student certification.
Exercises in the water are recorded so that students can re-watch themselves and inspect their behaviour, learning to self-evaluate. Dives with mandatory decompression or obstructed environments (caves and wrecks) are not part of the course and are excluded from this training.
The ratio of students to instructor must not exceed 6 to 1, the instructor might reduce the number of students for various reasons or in specific environments.

What to expect

Lots of fun…but also detailed training on critical skills and issues when diving with a scooter, like failures, propeller issues, flooding, increasing awareness and reducing stress and risks associated to the dive.


  • 18 years of age or more
  • Recreational 2 certification or equivalent
  • Minimum of 25 logged dives

Required equipment

  • Standard UTD equipment
  • Tow-behind scooter
  • Tow accessories (clips, tow line, etc)

Note: Participants must check their available equipment with their instructor or UTD representative before enrolling for the course, buying or renting any equipment. 

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