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BOAT DIVER PADI Boat Diver Course

The PADI Boat Diver Course with Dive Force

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.

The Fun Part

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.

What You Learn

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
  • Stow your gear in the most appropriate areas
  • Use surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives.
  • Locate basic boat safety equipment

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact Dive Force.


Cost & Logistics

Boat dives are organised from dedicated diving boats, primarily based on the South coast. These boats are designed for divers and have lifts to help you out of the water. We use a number of locations, including: Swanage, Eastbourne and Brighton.

Prerequisites: Due to the challenges of boat diving in UK coastal waters, we require participants to be qualified to a minimum of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. Experience of using Surface Marker Buoys and diving in dry suits or qualification as a PADI Dry Suit Diver is advisable.

Cost: £110 includes manual and equipment. Boat costs and transportation are excluded.

Additional materials:

  • DVD: £23
  • Wall certificate: £5

Your Next Adventure

You can do many types of diving from a boat. Any certified diver can complete the Boat Diver course with Dive Force, which can help you reach the popular Master Scuba Diver rating.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the Dive Force Instuctors.