The PADI Boat Diver Specialty course is essential for first-time boat divers or those who plan a liveaboard trip. Boat trips and boat diving takes place around the world, and each time it will be different! Much of the world’s best scuba diving areas are only accessible by boat. So, take this opportunity to experience how it works. Standing on a liveaboard and not knowing ‘boat etiquette’ can be challenging or even embarrassing. Learn what the boat crew expect of you, what to do and not do. The PADI Boat Diver Specialty offers you an insight into the basic regulations of boat diving. The do’s and don’ts are similar on each boat, other regulations might vary, depending on the size of the boat.
Who should take this course?
Dive boats come in all shapes and sizes, depending on where you are in the world. They vary from huge liveaboard to hard boats and zodiacs, but each type of boat has its own rules and etiquette. Boat diving is very relaxing and fun, it also brings you to dive sites that are not accessible from shore.
What will you learn?
You will gain experience through classroom discussion and:
Boat diver procedures and etiquette, including correct entry and exit points
Where and how to stow your equipment
Boat safety, including how to locate any safety equipment on board
What scuba gear you will use?
Basic scuba diving equipment
A surface signalling device (DSMB)
Spare parts kit is also essential
What learning material do you require?
The PADI Boat Diver Manual
Participant must be:
Minimum 10 years of age or older
PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, or equivalent from another diver training agency.
If you are under 18 years of age you require parent or guardian consent