If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course.
The PADI Boat Diver Course is for ages 10 Years and Older.
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The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) diver course will certify you to use Enriched Air (Nitrox) to stay down longer during your shallow water dives. Also by breathing a higher concentration of oxygen during your dive, you will come back feeling refreshed and ready for more diving. Click the banner for complete course details
Depth Restrictions After Certification
This PADI course does not increase your maximum depth rating. Standard depth restrictions apply.
Waivers and Liability Releases
all participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. Note: Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian signatures as well. No exceptions.
For this Course you will need the following releases:
The duration of this Course is 1 day. The course is performance-based so we do not like to rush we want to make sure everyone is safe and fully understands the skills of the day. So there is a start time but never a set finish time.
Required PADI Course Materials
For your course you will need the PADI Boat Diver Crewpak.
PADI Boat Diver crewpak Includes PADI Boat Diver DVD and PADI Boat Diver Specialty Manual. This package includes all the required materials for your course
If you purchase your PADI Boat Diver Crewpak at the time you book your course.
You will receive your hard copy when you arrive at class.For your convenience we will provide you with all the materials you will need to get you started as soon as you book your course..
Each student is required to purchase from us their own PADI Boat Diver Crewpak.
Dive, Dive, Dive
Get Your PADI Boat Diver Course Certification Today.
Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site.
The purpose of the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of diving from a boat.
The Boat Diver Specialty course is intended to serve as a safe, supervised introduction to boat diving. Training emphasizes fun and safety.
The goals of PADI Boat Diver training are:
A. To develop the student’s knowledge of dive boats — proper boat diving etiquette, personal conduct, and basic dive boat terminology, local boat diving laws and/or ordinances.
B. To develop the student’s ability to perform important boat diving skills, boat diving entries/exits, use of emergency/safety equipment and, in some situations, basic boating skills.
C. To enable the student to plan, organize and conduct safe dives from a boat.
Traditional Academics included with your course
You begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course. To start your course you will watch The PADI Boat Diver course video and complete your knowledge reviews in your PADI Boat Diver Diver Manual. This will get you ready for Your classroom session and the in water training portion of your class.
Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your first class session.
Optional PADI Online Academics
Unfortunately PADI does not Offer Online academics for this course yet. You and your instructor will schedule the time for you to come in and complete the academic portion of your training in the classroom.
Note: online academics is not available for ages 12 and under.
PADI Boat Diver Training Dives
Open Water Training Dive 1 • Identify the following areas of the specific boat being used for the dive: bow, stern, starboard, port, entry area, exit area and area to stow diving equipment. • Locate important emergency/safety equipment aboard the boat (such as: first aid kit, oxygen, dive flag, radio and fire extinguisher). • Perform a proper entry, specific to the type of boat being used for the dive. • Perform a safety stop at 5 meters/15 feet for at least three minutes. • Perform a proper exit, specific to the type of boat being used for the dive.
Open Water Training Dive 2 • Demonstrate the ability to construct a dive plan that takes into account the type of boat being used and the diving environment. • Demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge learned from the course to dive from the type of boat being used.
At this level divers should have a complete set of personal SCUBA gear.
Don't panic if you need rental equipment we have it available for your class.
You will need the following equipment for this class Mask, Snorkel, Fins, BCD, Regulators, Dive computer, Thermal protection, Tanks and Weights. (We do not rent Thermal protection)
Additional required equipment for this class
If you would like to purchase your own equipment, we guarantee the best price in town and extended warranties on everything purchased from us. If you’re going to be a diver it is best to have your own personal gear for fit and comfort.
You should always purchase your SCUBA diving equipment from the dive center where you do your training. Your SCUBA instructor is definitely more qualified to make sure you select the proper equipment for your needs. Your instructor will also make sure your equipment is properly adjusted and ready for your class. Nobody beats our prices or customer service guaranteed.
Note: new scuba diving equipment always requires minor adjustments and a safety inspection before it is used. If you purchased your scuba equipment online or from a third-party to use in our class and it has a malfunction or requires adjustments during your training you will have to pay an additional cost for those adjustments. Our minimum service charge is $45
We do not accept equipment that is unsafe or damaged to be usedin anyof our programs.
If you have any questions on whether the equipment you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free equipment evaluation. We service and repair Scuba equipment. Safety First!