PADI Boat Diver

boat diver bannerMany divers who learn to dive and train in the United Kingdom, never dive from a boat either during their initial training or afterwards, until it comes time to join a dive club trip with some of your fellow dive club members, or go to a tropical or semi-tropical destination either as part of a club trip or on a family holiday. This is where the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course comes in, which will give you the chance to learn and practice the skills and techniques necessary to safe enter and exit the water from different types of dive boats, all under the safe guidance of your PADI instructor. So you are fully prepared when you join a diver boat whilst on holiday or as part of a dive club trip, allowing you to enjoy the experience, safe in the knowledge that you have previously used and practised these techniques before.

PADI Boat Diver Crew Pack

PADI Boat Diver Crew Pack


The PADI Boat Diver Specialty course covers

  • An introduction to the different types of dive boats and how they differ from place to place
    • During the two dives you will gain experience of diving from locally available dive boats
    • Practising how to safely enter and exit the water
    • Safely stowing your dive gear aboard the dive boat
    • Use of surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives
    • Locate basic boat safety equipment

Provided Materials

PADI Boat Diver Specialty Manual

Optional Additional Materials

PADI Boat Diver Specialty Video on DVD

Course Prerequisites

The minimum previous diving qualification for students on this course is PADI Open Water Diver / PADI Junior Open Water Diver and to be aged over 12 years old.

Additional Costs

Any fees charged by the dive boat operator