Boat Diver Speciality: PADI

Boat Diver Speciality: PADI

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PADI Boat Speciality

Most of the world's best scuba diving is accessible only by boat, with their own rules and etiquette.  The PADI Boat Speciality course will expand your knowledge and enjoyment of diving from small inflatables to large liveaboards

Advantages of Boat Diving

  • No More Long Surface Walks;
  • No More Long Surface Swim;
  • Get to more untouched Dive Sites or just those a little further offshore

Whether you have never made a boat dive or you have logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Speciality course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.  The PADI Boat Diver Speciality course familiarises you with the various ways you stow your equipment, enter and exit the water, use surface lines and more, depending upon the type of boat and location.

What Do I need to start the PADI Boat Speciality?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old 

What Will I do During the PADI Boat Speciality?

During your PADI Boat Diver Specialty course, you will:-

  • Gain the appropriate knowledge and terminology related to boat diving
  • Learn how to correctly stow your equipment
  • Learn about Boat safety, including how to locate safety equipment - you never know when you might need that extra toilet roll!
  • Learn what you can expect in a boat safety briefing from the boat skipper
  • Cover the relevant Boat diving procedures and general boat etiquette
  • Cover Entry and exits appropriate to the boat you are diving on
  • Have access to a Dive Rutland Instructor throughout the day to guide you in all things Boat diving
  • Over one day complete two boat dives -  planning the dive and diving the plan (the cost of the boat trip is NOT included)

Materials for the PADI Boat Speciality Course

As part of the course you will be provided with a PADI Boat Speciality Manual or Elearning for you to complete the relevant Knowledge Reviews, which you will review with your Instructor PRIOR to getting on the boat as part of your Boat Speciality

For the Boat Speciality completed in the UK as part of a Dive Rutland Trip,  you can use your own dive equipment but if you do not have or own, then you will be supplied with the items (for example Drysuit, if holder of Dry Suit Diver Speciality) to fill any gaps in equipment you do not yet own!.

Whats my Next Adventure after the PADI Boat Speciality?

Your Adventures In Diving Boat Adventure Dive may be counted toward your Advanced Open Water Certification and it counts as an additional speciality towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver

Prior to any Diver training course students need to complete a Mandatory Medical Questionaire.

Please ensure that you have read the Medical Statement and are sure that you will be able to commence any diver training PRIOR to paying as our Training Terms Conditions apply after payment has been made.

A doctor's confirmation of fitness to dive is required if you answer YES to any medical condition on the Medical Statement.

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I cannot rate Dive Rutland high enough. Tracey, Bridget and all the team have shown me unending patience and understanding and I have got my open water certification. Thank you to you all for sharing your knowledge and tips. Can't wait to start my next course.

Carrie Spence

Northampton, UK


We are lucky to have a top notch Dive school on our doorstep in the form of Dive Rutland, My thanks to Bridget my instructor for her endless enthusiasm both in the theory and the practical applications of diving. Then to Tracey again for your skill and excellent support and for putting together a great community of divers who have helped and supported us.

Trikes of Bytham

Bytham, UK


Friendly, professional and committed to ensuring you get the best diving training and diving experiences, whilst upholding the highest of standards. Tracey and her team offer everything you need from newbie to experienced diver. Highly recommended.

Joanna Aitkens

Leicester, UK