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


Course prerequisites:

  • Open Water Scuba Diver, Junior Open Water Diver
  • Minimum age 10 with parental consent

Course includes:

  • Academics: 

PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Complete the independent study part of your course whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you.

Work at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for in water training, or whenever you have a question. eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

  • Open Water Checkouts: 
You'll make two dives from a boat where you’ll practice entering and exiting the water and properly stowing your gear. Your instructor will also teach you about local boat diving etiquette and safety procedures. Total time commitment: 1-2 days

  • Recognition of Completion: Certificate, Hard copy of C-Card, Electronic C-Card