Whether youve never made a ship dive or youve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost all diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.
The Fun Part
Diving from a ship is fun, especially when you see at ease when maneuvering around on it. Its fun to know what youre doing.
What You Learn
Learn the tips, tricks and ways to
- Dive from boats ranging from little inflatables to giant live-aboards:
- how they differ from place to place
- gain experience and training from diving on boats in your local place
- Safely enter and exit the water :
- sometimes its better to hand your gear up to the crew and then climb in the ship
- sometimes you just 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 ship safety equipment
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use every the basic scuba gear. Depending on what type of diving youll be doing from the ship, you may also desire to use a dive light, a drysuit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.
All gear is available at Aquatic Safaris.
The Learning Materials You Need
Diving from a ship is a convenient and fun way to explore the underwater world. By reviewing the PADI Boat Diver Manual and video on DVD, youll learn the important dos and donts of ship diving including: ship terminology, etiquette, safety and procedures.
The instruction material is included in your course fee.
Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Your Next Adventure
You can do many types of diving from a boat. Just about any PADI course can be taken in conjunction with the Boat Diver course, which can help you accomplish the coveted Master Scuba Diver rating.
Upcoming Boat Diver Classes Full Instruction Schedule here
|Class:||Dates & Times:||Instructor||Cost:||Space
|Minimum age||15 years. Private classes on a case-by-case basis and are subject to a surcharge.|
|Equipment provided by student||Student is responsible
for providing their own gear or can rent from Aquatic Safaris.
|Provided by Aquatic
||Emergency first aid and oxygen kits during check out
|Charters provided by Aquatic
||Two tank charter to Liberty Ship.
|Course cost||$185 per
student, includes Liberty ship charter.
Your payment secures your class spot and gets you the learning materials.
|Required books & materials||PADI Boat Diver manual – included in course fee.|
|Additional expenses||NONE. Maybe a tip for the boat crew.