Diving from a boat is practically essential for divers to access the most incredible dives, here in the UK and abroad. Proper diving etiquette is critical, especially on the smallest of water craft and so the PADI Boat diver Specialty course aims to guide divers in the best ways to dive from different types of boats.

Students will learn the most effective entry and exit techniques from various boats, essential equipment that boats carry and where it could be located as well as general boating terminology.

Course Overview​

  • 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

Divers Giant Stride Entry From A Dive Boat
Course Prerequisites

Knowledge Development


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 your PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of the course material.

Confined/Open Water Dives

  • 2 Open Water Dives

Price Includes​

  • PADI Boat Diver Course Materials

  • PADI Certification Fee

Continue The Adventure...

Now that you have mastered boat diving, why not put these skills to good use during the PADI SMB Diver course. It is essential that when diving from a boat, other watercraft are aware of your location underwater especially during drift dives and ascents.

If you have completed 5 PADI Specialties & the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives, you qualify to register as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional diver rating within PADI.