Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.
Scuba diving from a boat is fun, especially when you look at ease when maneuvering around on it. It’s fun to know what you’re doing. Diving from a boat shows you new things because the boat gets you on dive sites you could never reach direct from shore. The more boats you're diving from, the more diving you're doing.
During this course you'll learn the tips, tricks and ways to dive from boats ranging from small inflatables to giant live-aboards. How they differ from place to place. Gain experience and training from diving on boats in your local area.Safely enter and exit the water. (Sometimes it’s better to hand your gear up to the crew and then climb in the boat. Sometimes you just take off your fins and weights and walk up the ladder.
Through the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course you can learn the techniques and procedures for diving from different types of boats. During the course you'll learn about
Boat diving planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards. Correct boat diving etiquette, including knowing to stow your gear in the most appropriate areas. Common boat terminology. Specific and local boat diving laws and ordinances. Overview of emergency and safety equipment needed on- private dive boats and finding out where to locate these safety equipment.
The course consists of a knowledge development session & 2 Open water dives which will cover:
Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of boat diving
Boat diving entries/exits and use of emergency/safety equipment
Correct boat etiquette, personal conduct, basic dive boat terminology & local boat diving laws
Knowledge development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by an academic session with a PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of boat diving theory.
Open Water Dives
Students will complete 2 Open Water dives from a boat here, in the Mediterranean on the Costa Blanca over one day, to certify as a PADI Boat Diver. During these dives you will choose appropriate entry/exit methods, locate safety equipment and identify specific parts of the boat.
PADI Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent certification)
Padi Dive Center Scubaworld provide PADI Scuba Diving Courses, guided leisure dives, try dives and diving for kids along the Costa Blanca in Spain covering: Torrevieja, Playa Flamenca,Orihuela Costa, La Marina, San Miguel de Salinas, Punta Prima, Cabo Roig, Campoamor, San Pedro del Pinatar, San Javier, La Manga, Murcia, Cartagena and Cabo de Palos.