Boat Diver Course

The PADI Boat Diver Course

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
Boat Diver Class: TBA
Dive: TBA
Adam $185 8
Boat Diver TBA TBA $185 8


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 Safaris
Emergency first aid and oxygen kits during check out dives.
Charters provided by Aquatic Safaris
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.
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