PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Specialty Instructor Course

MSDT • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor Course Koh Tao, Thailand

Course Price: 4,000 THB

There are many scuba divers that are unable to cover the whole dive site due to air consumption or they just want to see more of a larger dive site and stay within their limits. If this is you, then you will fall in love with underwater scooters.

Just like in the movies as an underwater secret agent, once a diver has tried one, they will want it every time they dive!

Diver Propulsion Vehicles or DPV’s will enable you to go faster and cover more ground at a dive site, however, because the DPV does most of the work, air consumption and physical exertion is much less.

As a PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Instructor you will teach your student divers how to cover a lot of underwater territory in a short space of time and have a huge amount of fun whilst doing it.

Diver Propulsion Vehicles whilst diving around Koh Tao

The diverse underwater topography around Koh Tao dive sites is perfect for DPV’s and scuba divers. Your student divers will be able to glide over a myriad of reefs, cruise around large rock pinnacles at dive sites such as Chumphon, South West or buzz the HTMS Sattakut on a wreck exploration dive.

As a PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Instructor you will teach student divers how to effectively develop the skills involved in diving with a DPV within recreational limits, whilst avoiding disturbing the local sensitive marine life.

Who can enrol on the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Specialty Instructor course?

A renewed PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)

Note: IDC/OWSI candidates may participate in the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Specialty Instructor training course but may only apply for Specialty Instructor certification after passing an IE.

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Instructors must have attended a training course taken by a PADI Course Director and demonstrated proof of experience prior to certification. This is a course exit requirement.

What you will learn

You will participate in the following sessions:

  • Present and be evaluated on a prescriptive presentation from the Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty knowledge review
  • PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty standards, procedures and the curriculum
  • How to organise and conduct the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty course
  • Open Water training sessions – where you will learn how to demonstrate, execute and evaluate the student level skills from the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty course.

You will complete the open water training dives on one of the several local dive sites suitable for this training.

As a PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Instructor you are certified to independently teach the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Specialty Course

Course Price: 4,000 THB

PADI Materials

Please bring the following materials with your PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual. You received these as part of the IDC Crew Pack during your IDC.

In addition you wll also need a copy of the PADI Instructor Manual. As of 2010, the Instructor manual is available as a free download for all PADI Members that are renewed from

Course Price: 4,000 THB

PADI Fees  

PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Instructor Course Application fee: A$123

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