If you’re new to boat diving or want to learn more about diving from different types of boats, enroll in the PADI® Boat Diver course.
During two dives with an instructor you’ll learn nautical terminology, boat diving etiquette and may practice using lines and/or deploy a surface marker buoy (SMB).
Take This Course If You Want to
Learn boat diving etiquette
Understand boat terminology
Learn How to
Pack for a boat trip
Properly stow your gear
Why Take the PADI Boat Diver Course?
If you love to travel, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will prepare you to dive from small inflatables all the way up to large liveaboards. Learn how to enter and exit the water, use current lines and manage seasickness.
PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Complete the independent study part of your course whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you.
Work at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for inwater training, or whenever you have a question.
eLearning time commitment : 2-4 hours
AT THE DIVE SHOP
With Your Instructor
You'll make two dives from a boat where you’ll practice entering and exiting the water and properly stowing your gear. Your instructor will also teach you about local boat diving etiquette and safety procedures.
Prerequisites:PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level-certification)