About the Course: 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).
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 live-a-boards. Learn how to enter and exit the water, use current lines and manage seasickness.
PADI eLearning®: 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 in-water training, or whenever you have a question.
eLearning Time Commitment: 2-4 hrs
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.
Total Time Commitment: 1-2 days
Prerequisites: PADI® (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level-certification)
Minimum Age: 10 years or older