Boat Diver

Want to learn the in's and out's of diving safely off of a boat? The Boat Diving course is for you!

Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat.

Have more questions? Call 604-990-3483 or stop by our store at 194 Pemberton Avenue in North Vancouver.

Who should take this course?

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.

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the Boat Diver course.

What will you learn?

What will you learn? The PADI Boat Diver course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You’ll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat in your local area and learn:

  • Boat terminology.
  • Boat diving procedures and etiquette, including how to enter and exit, and where to stow your gear.
  • Boating safety, including how to locate safety equipment.

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

What is included?

  • Two open water dives
  • Basic Scuba Kit
  • Knowledge development (classroom sessions, independent study)

What do you need?

  • A BOAT! You will need to arrange a local charter booking for the course, have your own boat you want to use? No problem!
  • Personal Items
  • Exposure suit
  • Bottom timer/watch (or dive computer)

Missing some gear? Ask us about our rental packages!

Boat Diver


  • Included:
  • Two Open Water Dives
  • Basic Scuba Kit
  • Knowledge Development materials
  • Not Included:
  • Charter booking/Personal Boat
  • Personal Items
  • Exposure Suit
  • Dive Computer/Bottom Timer
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  • Peronsal items: Mask, Snorkel
  • Basic Scuba Kit: Tank, Fins, BCD, Regulator, Weights
  • Missing Gear?All gear can be rented or bought at the shop!