Boat Diver Specialty

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).

What you can expect to learn

  • Pack for a boat trip
  • Properly stow your gear
  • Manage seasickness
  • Boat etiquette
  • Understand boat terminology

Course Equipment Requirements

In addition to basic scuba gear, you will need a surface signaling device, such as an inflatable signal tube also known as a surface marker buoy or SMB. A spare parts kit is also a good idea. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest additional equipment depending on where your boat diving adventures take you.

Course Prerequisites

Age Requirement:

10 years or older

Course Prerequisites:

(Jr.) Open Water Diver or equivalent entry-level certification

How do I get Started?

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.

How long will this take?

Entire Course: 1-2 days

How much is the course?


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