PADI Boat Diver Speciality Course

Shore diving is Great - Boat Diving is even better!


PADI Boat Diver Speciality Course

We have some great dive boats in the UK, if your drift diving or wreck diving you need to know how to safely dive from a dive boat.

I enjoy wreck diving and drift diving and I can't really do either without a dive boat in the UK. No 2 dives are ever the same when diving from a boat. You and your buddy need to understand the best place to sit and kit up. Where to put your gear, safety equipment and how best to get in and out of the water safely.

Most of the worlds best scuba diving is only accessible by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve have done lots, the PADI Boat Diver Speciality course will benefit you because boats around the world do things differently.

You will learn about


  • 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.


This course has 2 dives from a boat, these can be wreck dives or drift dives often 1 of each, under close supervision of your instructor.

 Train in the UK - it's a little more demanding but..

You are qualified to dive in conditions similar or better than that in which you were trained!

Learn scuba diving in the UK


Who should take this Scuba course?

The PADI boat diver course is for most divers as we do a lot of boat dives here in the UK and around the world. 

You need to have Jnr PADI Open Diver rating or higher, and be at least 10 years old to enrol in the Boat Diver course.

How long does this Boat Diver Course take?

Watch the DVD at home, read the manual which is included FREE and complete knowledge reviews. We normally do the theory session at the dive site, on the boat or in the pub depending on the group and weather. The 2 drift or wreck Sea dives are normally completed in 1 day or 2 evenings from Christchurch on the Vixen or Swanage.

What comes next after your PADI Boat Diver Speciality

PADI EAN Nitrox Diver - Now you can enjoy your boat diving, wreck or drift you'll want to stay longer. This is where EAN Nitrox will help by giving you a longer NDL and No stop time under water. This classroom based course is the most popular PADI speciality and qualifies you to use Nitrox to give you longer no stop time, more time before you reach your NDL limit. You also need this course if you want to take up Tec diving or go bubble free with Recreational Rebreather diving. Book Now - PADI EAN Diver Speciality Course.

PADI SMB Speciality - This 2 Dive speciality teaches you even more about using Surface Marker buoys (SMB) in the UK and around the world. "SMBs are a must in the UK and so many experienced divers cannot use them properly, As a commercial Scuba Dive boat Skipper I have spent hours looking for divers who have NOT deployed their SMB properly. How do you expect your skipper to pick you up if they cannot see your SMB!! This course is VERY useful for most divers - Trevor." Book Now - PADI SMB Speciality Course

PADI Drift Diver - Drift dives can  be some of the best diving in the UK, Now you know how to dive from a boat boat why not learn how to get the best from drift diving. This is a 2 dive speciality. Often completed in 1 day or 2 evening. Book Now - PADI Drift Diver Speciality Course.

What is included in this course

PADI Manual, PADI DVD for 30 days (£5 Rental fee plus £25 refundable Deposit on DVD rental if returned within 30 days), Instructor Fees and Instruction.

What is not included in this courses

 Transport, Parking, Gas, Dive site / Dive Boat Fees, PADI Certification Fee and Kit Hire (Special rental rates for kit hire during courses).

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