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The PADI Boat Diver Course


Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.

Students are required to have their own personal equipment: mask, fins, boots, gloves, snorkel and dive bag and a timing device. Students get special pricing from our store.

Rental of primary scuba gear (wet suit, regulator, BCD, weights, tank) is $49.95 for the two (2) days training (Regular Price 59.00 per day).

You will need to sign a Medical Certification Statement (download here)

The Fun Part

Diving from a boat is fun, especially when you look at ease when maneuvering around on it. It’s fun to know what you’re doing.

What You Learn

Learn the tips, tricks and ways to

  • Dive from boats ranging from small inflatables to giant live-aboards :
    • how they differ from place to place
    • gain experience and training from diving on boats in your local area
  • Safely enter and exit the water :Stow your gear in the most appropriate areas
    • sometimes it’s better to hand your gear up to the crew and then climb in the boat
    • sometimes you just take off your fins and weights and walk up the ladder
  • Use surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives.
  • Locate basic boat safety equipment.

 


 

Who should take this course?

Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site.

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the Boat Diver course.

What will you learn?

The PADI Boat Diver course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You’ll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat in your local area and learn:

  • Boat terminology.
  • Boat diving procedures and etiquette, including how to enter and exit, and where to stow your gear.
  • Boating safety, including how to locate safety equipment.

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

You can start by reading the PADI Boat Diver Manual and watching the Boat Diving video in preparation for meeting with your instructor to schedule the boat dives. Stop by your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course and get your Boat Diver Crew-Pak and start learning.

What scuba gear will you use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll want to have a surface signaling device, such as an inflatable signal tube. Having a complete spare parts kit is also a good idea. Your PADI Instructor and local dive center staff may suggest additional equipment depending on what type of boat and where your boat diving adventures take you.

Next Step

Get onboard and earn your next certification: