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 DPV and Advanced DPV

The thrill of speeding through the water behind a diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) is an experience that really gets your blood racing. Using a DPV provides divers both immense fun and the means to achieve goals that would be impossible without their use.

The DPV two-tier certification covers everything you need to know about using and looking after a DPV in a recreational diving environment. The Advanced DPV certification adds skills such as complex navigation and use of longhose configurations to add some spice to more advanced dives.


Launching this new program is a general reflection on RAID's commitment to giving our members, and the diving public, the most current and useful training aids. It's apparent that recreational and technical divers are using DPVs to access sites that would be difficult to reach and explore using traditional propulsion methods; to help propel large amounts of heavy equipment; to increase the safety of dives in areas of strong current; or just for the pure exhilaration of shooting through the water at speed and performing underwater acrobatics.

By extending your capabilities and extending your range, using a DPV opens new vistas for exploration and fun.



Our mission in line with RAID’s philosophy is to ensure we train proficient and safe divers in an enjoyable atmosphere. All our courses are performance based and we will take extra time where needed to ensure you meet standards. This extra time may incur additional costs.



  • To be a minimum of 12 years old
  • Certified RAID OW20 or equivalent
  • Complete the RAID registration procedures

Additional requirements for Advanced DPV

  • 20 logged dived
  • Navigation Certification



On-line theory completion

Theory and Equipment Configuration Session

Confined Water Session

3 Open Water Dives

Optional experience dive - Boat



  • Complete recreational dive kit suitable for diving where course is being complete.
  • Tow Behind DPV
  • Long hose configuration and backplate, harness and wing for ADV DPV



Practical & e-learning Training Package $749



The online training can be seen as preparation, The theory/equipment session is typically scheduled during an evening a few days before the confined water session in case adjustments are required, the confined water session and dive one can be completed during one full day of training (dive day 1) leaving the final 2 course dives to be done on dive day 2. you can expect to spend a lot of in-water time refining skills so appropriate exposure protection is essential. An optional additional experience dive(s) can be organized post course to put your new skills to use on a more complex dive under the supervision of an experienced DPV operator/Instructor, this mentoring can often fine tune your skills and give you valuable information not covered in course dives.


Course Booking Information

For course booking information, including our rescheduling policy, please click HERE.