Recreational DPV


This course is a continuing education course designed to provide the diver with the introductory skills and knowledge needed to gain experience and minimize risks while conducting dives with a DPV in open water. The prospective student should have excellent buoyancy, navigation, and awareness skills because of the rapid changes in dynamics of a DPV dive. The course covers basic principles and skills to conduct basic DPV dives. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to plan and execute DPV dives, without direct supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.


  • Age. Minimum is 15 years.
  • Certification/Experience/Knowledge. NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver certification or equivalent is required.
  • 25 logged dives
  • The instructor is to ensure adequate student knowledge and capability before any open water training and shall use skill or other evaluations to do so
  • Equipment. Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment. The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to ensure it is adequate and in proper working order.