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.
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 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.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in PADI Boat Diver course. Get the PADI Boat Diver Manual and video by visiting or contacting us. read the manual and watch the video before meeting with your PADI Instructor to plan your dive.