Keep up with fish!
The Red Sea Diving College team of speciality instructors in Sharm el Sheikh say they are standing by to get you moving faster and with less effort through the massive fish shoals on Shark Reef and other local reefs – with their PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle one-day course.
You get two dives from the boat or shore, learn how to operate and dive with the unit and get the chance to master DPV etiquette, for 190 euros.
Other specialities on offer include a range of rebreather courses starting from 120 euros and Digital Underwater Photography for 110 euros.
www.redseacollege.com

Ultimate wreck tool
Down the Red Sea coast at El Gouna, Euro-Divers based at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa also offers the PADI DPV speciality course but on the well-known Abu Nuhas ”ship cemetery” (pictured).
As a result it says that your one day of speeded-up diving not only gets you certified but allows you to dive four wrecks in the process.
”DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time,” says the dive centre – you pay 235 euros for the dives, DPV rental, the course and certification.
www.euro-divers.com

Ride the currents
The Maldives, meanwhile, provide another argument for the use of artificial propulsion.
The atoll channels, with their strong currents, provide a playground for big fish, and these, according to PADI 5* IDC centre Prodivers of Kuredu, are the perfect place for scooter-diving, but you do need to know what you”re doing.
Prodivers’ DPV course consists of a short theory lesson, an instructional dive on the house reef to hone your skills with the scooter and a second dive in one of the channels.
Kuredu Express, for example, is ”on the doorstep”, and provides the chance for divers to interact with sharks, rays, Napoleon wrasse and schools of fish.
You pay US $249, which covers the dives, DPV rental, boat fee, book, diploma and certification fee.
www.prodivers.com