Boat Diver

The SSI Boat Diver Course
Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the 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 manoeuvring 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

The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the basic scuba gear. Depending on what type of diving you’ll be doing from the boat, you may also want to use underwater photography equipment, DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light, a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

The Learning Materials You Need
Diving from a boat is a convenient and fun way to explore the underwater world.
By reviewing the Boat Diver Manual and video on DVD, you’ll learn the important do’s and don’ts of boat diving including: boat terminology, etiquette, safety and procedures.

Must be an SSI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)

Your Next Adventure
You can do many types of diving from a boat. Just about any course can be taken in conjunction with the Boat Diver course, which can help you reach the coveted Master Scuba Diver rating.

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