Diver Propulsion Vehicle

The SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver Course is designed to train divers in the use of a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) and familiarize them with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using a DPV in a non-overhead environment.


E-Learning is included.

Study in your own time and pace, from anywhere in the world with SDI's E-learning. Course content is available in many languages. Enjoy the luxury of traveling light.


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Takes - 1 Day

Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Course Details:

  • 2 Ocean Dives
  • Learn to Dive with a DPV
  • Max. 2 Participants per Instructor

What's included:

  • E-Learning
  • Dive Gear
  • Dive-X DPV
  • Certification Card


Course Duration: 1 Day - 2 Ocean Dives
Class Size: 1-2 Students per Instructor
What's included: E-Learning, Certification Card,
Dive Gear, DPV and 2 Ocean Dives
Prerequisites: SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent

Must be able to answer “No” to all questions on the medical statement.

Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent. At Piranha Divers we prefer that children and teenagers under the age of 16 are joined by a parent or legal guardian.

Please Note:

  1. The course will typically start at 9:00AM at the dive shop and finish at approximately 4:30PM each day. Please plan accordingly.
  2. All students must be comfortable divers already before starting the course. Experience of 10-15 dives is desirable.
  3. Training is offered in English, while online training materials are available in many languages, participants are required to communicate in English.
  4. Training is purchased, certification is earned, no refunds will be given if you cannot meet the training requirements.
  5. Don't fly within 18-24 hours of your last dive, please take this into consideration when scheduling your training.

Our Favorite Dive Spots

Shore Diving

For all Divers:

  • Maeda Point - Blue Cave
  • Sunabe Seawall - Soft Corals
  • Manza Toiletbowl - Wall Diving
  • Gorilla Chop - Shallow Reef

Dive Plan: 2 or 3 Dives
Requirements: Ready For Fun

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Manza Point

For Intermediate Divers:

  • Manza Dream Hole
  • Reef Diving
  • Wall Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Boat Diving

Dive Plan: 2 or 3 Dives
Requirements: 10+ Dives

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USS Emmons

For Experienced Divers:

  • Experience History
  • WWII Shipwreck
  • Deep Diving

Dive Plan: 2 Dives
Requirements: 30+ Dives

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DPV Fun Diving (Underwater Scooter)

For Intermediate Divers:

  • Location of Choice
  • Hard Corals
  • Turtles Guaranteed
  • DPV - Diver Propulsion Vehicle Included

Dive Plan: 1 long Dive (60-90 minutes)
Requirements: 10 or more Logged Dives

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Cape Hedo

For Experienced Divers:

  • Hedo Dome
  • Drift Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Dive the northern most point of Okinawa

Dive Plan: 2 or 3 Dives
Requirements: 30+ Dives, 4 participants to make the trip happen

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Independent Diving

For all Divers:

  • Rent Scuba Equipment
  • Rent Tanks
  • Dive with a buddy
  • Staff recommendations are available
  • Shore diving
  • Solo diver training is available for those who want to dive alone

Dive Plan: up to you
Requirements: valid government ID/driver license as a deposit

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Equipment Maintenance

For all Divers:

  • Adjustments and Fixes
  • Regulator/BCD Overhaul
  • Scuba Tank Visual Inspection
  • Dive Rite
  • Apeks
  • Aqualung
  • Basic equipment maintenance training is available

Please Note: We use original parts only!
Recommendations: Flexible solutions for most of your scuba troubles.

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Whale Shark Diving

We believe every responsible diver should refrain from diving with caged whale sharks in Okinawa!

  • Whale sharks are an endangered species
  • Whale sharks are not fed adequately
  • Sharp corals growing on the netted cage, injuring the whale sharks every day
  • Recreational divers are not trained to dive overhead environments
  • Operator is not associated with the aquarium or any other scientific research project in Okinawa

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Private Boat Charters

Cruise along the east coast of Okinawa.

  • Private Tours
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Cruising
  • Relaxing

Cruise Plan: Flexible
Requirements: Ready For Fun

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