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PADI Boat Diver

What is it?

Diving from a boat allows you to reach many fantastic dive sites that you just cannot get to from the shore. To get the most from your dives you will need to know how to dive safely from a boat. The Boat Diver Speciality will familiarise divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, procedures and hazards of diving from boats.

Who can take part?

To enrol on the PADI Boat Water Diver course you must have the PADI Open Water Diver qualification or equivalent qualification from another organisation.


What does the course involve?

The goals of the course are to:

  • Develop your knowledge of dive boats (proper boat diving etiquette, personal conduct, basic dive boat terminology and local boat diving laws).
  • Develop your ability to perform boat diving skills (entries, exits, use of emergency safety equipment).
  • Enable you to plan, organise and conduct safe dives from a boat.

You will complete independent study by reading the Boat Diver Manual and completing the knowledge review. You will then have a review session with your instructor followed by two open water dives, which will be conducted from a boat.

How long will it take?

The course can be completed in a single day.

How do I book a course?

We have courses running regularly throughout the year. See the course calendar for our next course dates. To book your place on the next course all we need is a £75 deposit with the balance due at the start of the course. You will also need to get the course materials prior to commencing the course.

You can either call in the shop to pay your deposit and collect the course materials, download the course booking form and send it to us with your payment or simply ring us quoting your credit card number and we can post out the course materials to you (postage charged at cost).

Course Prices

Course Cost
Boat Diver Course £120
Boat Diver Manual £20

The course fees include provision of any equipment required, all tuition fees and certification fees to PADI. Entry fees and transport to dive sites are not included.

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