The Boat Diver specialty shows you the broad, basic procedures used when diving from boats.
You learn about using current lines, different entry and exit procedures, and the organisation of getting kitted up for the dive. Besides diving procedures, you also learn useful information like how to pack for boat diving, avoiding seasickness, boating basics and boating emergencies.
- What do I need to start?
- What will I Learn?
- How long will it take?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification
(or qualifying certification from another organisation)
Minimum Age: 10 years
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.
You will learn the tips, tricks and ways to:
Dive from boats ranging from small inflatables to giant live-aboards and how they differ from place to place
Safely enter and exit the water
Stow your gear in the most appropriate areas
Use surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives
Locate basic boat safety equipment
Basic and common boat terminology
PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Minimum Open Water Training: 2 dives over one day
1 x Knowledge review session
The following learning materials are optional but recommended. Diverse Scuba are able to supply these to you subject to availability. Prices upon request.
PADI Boat Diver Manual
PADI Boat Diver DVD