Learn the procedures and techniques for safe and effective boat diving.
Now that you are an open water diver you will want to join in the benefits of boat diving. This course gives you the opportunity to experience the exhilaration of diving in the open sea from a hard boat or a Rib without the need for a long walk to a shore entry followed by a long swim to the dive site. The techniques needed to dive from a boat may be very different to those you may have learnt on your Open Water or Advanced Open Water courses. It is essential that you have the knowledge and special skills needed to enjoy the pleasure of boat diving safely.
What’s Involved: The course consists of
- Dive planning.
- Problems and hazards of boat diving.
- Boat diving etiquette.
- Storage of personal equipment.
- Personal conduct and considerations for the care of the boat.
It will make you familiar with the basic and common boat terminology and the specifics of boat diving entry and exits to and from the water.
On completion of the course you will be awarded the PADI Boat Diver Speciality award. The Boat Diver Speciality can be accredited as one of the five speciality ratings a diver has to attain to achieve the highest non-instructional qualification on the PADI curriculum – Master Scuba Diver.
Open Water Diver (or Junior. Open Water) or equivalent.