Courses and Training

Boat Diver

Boat Diver

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, and boat diving etiquette and may practice using lines and/or deploying a surface marker buoy (SMB).

eLearning covers self-study material. Your dive shop will charge training fees.

Take This Course If You Want to

  • • Learn boat diving etiquette
  • • Understand boat terminology

Learn How to

  • • Pack for a boat trip
  • • Properly stow your gear
  • • Manage seasickness

Other Details

  • • Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level-certification)
  • • Total time commitment: 1-2 days
  • • Minimum age: 10 years or older
  • • eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

If you love to travel, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will prepare you to dive from small inflatables all the way up to large liveaboards. Learn how to enter and exit the water, use current lines and manage seasickness.

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