The PADI Boat Diver program makes diving easy – just take one giant step off the back and you’re in the water!
To start the program you’ll need at least your PADI Open Water Diver (Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent) certification and be at least 12 years old.
During the Boat Diver program you’ll go on two open water dives, which must be – you got it – conducted from a boat. (Both dives may be conducted in one day.)
It’s a good idea, but not required, that you enrol in this program to learn the techniques and procedures for diving from different types of boats (inflatable boats, hard-hulled day boats, cabin cruisers, live-aboards, sailboats, etc.).
That’s a good thing – the more boats you dive from, the more diving you to do!
And, the Elective Boat Dive from the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program may count toward certification requirements for this specialty at the discretion of the instructor.