Who should take this course
Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you have 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 are a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enjoy 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 will gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat in your local area and learn:
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 Deep Blue Divers PADI Instructor about earning credit.
What scuba gear will you use
Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you will 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 Deep Blue Divers PADI Instructor may suggest additional equipment depending on what type of boat and where your boat diving adventures take you.