Boat Diver

Be A Step Ahead Before Your Next Trip with This Course

Boat Diver

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.


BCs on Boat

The Fun Part

Diving from a boat is fun, especially when you feel at ease maneuvering around on it.  It’s fun to know what you’re doing.

What You Learn

Tips, tricks and safety for this type of diving including how to:

  • dive from small inflatables to giant live-aboards,
  • know how they differ from place to place,
  • gain experience and training from diving on boats in your local area (if available),
  • safely enter and exit the water,
  • know when it’s better to hand your gear up to the crew and then climb in the boat,
  • know when to take off your fins and weights and walk up the ladder,
  • stow your gear in the most appropriate areas,
  • use surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives,
  • locate basic boat safety equipment, and more.

This certification includes: 2 Open Water boat dives.

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Please Be Aware:

Although any certified diver may take this course, it is offered ONLY on one of our COLUMBIA SCUBA-sponsored dive trips where boat diving is available - overseas destinations or local when possible.


What You Need:

GEAR:   A full scuba package appropriate to the water temperature of the diving environment.

MATERIALS:  The Advanced Open Water Manual - Chapter on Boat Diving

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PREREQUISITES:  Must be a certified Open Water Diver or higher.

What's Next

This Boat Diver certification also contributes toward the popular Master Scuba Diver Rating if you're ready or perhaps add any of these specialties which go well with boat diving: 

  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Underwater Photography/Videography



For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of our Team members.