PADI Boat Diver

PADI Boat Diver

Much of the world's best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you've never made a boat dive or you've logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. Diving from a boat is fun, especially when you look at ease when manoeuvring around on it. The PADI Boat Diver program makes diving easy – just take one giant step off the back and you're in the water!

How do I begin?

You start with the training materials. We will provide you with the PADI Boat Diver manual for you to read and answer the questions prior to the start of your training.

What's in the course?

The PADI Boat Diver course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat and learn:

  • 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.

You will watch the PADI Boat Diver video and your PADI instructor will talk to you about boat diving, then you will put into practice what you learn in a combination of skills in two open water training dives.

How long does it take?

The PADI Boat Diver Specialty takes place over one day.

What qualifications do I need?

The PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the PADI Boat Diver Specialty.

All standard scuba equipment requirements are included in the price.

The minimum age of enrolment on this programme is 10yrs.

You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.

What's next?

Once you have completed your PADI Boat Diver Specialty you can take full advantage of the dives to Larnaca Bay, including Zenobia. As the Zenobia dives take place from a boat why not take the PADI Wreck diver course too?

Once you have completed five PADI specialties and your PADI Rescue Diver and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.


PADI Boat Diver course costs €165.00 including materials and certification.