Boat Specialty Instructor


Boat Diver Specialty is designed to be an introduction to boat diving and to help your future student divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for diving off a boat.

Priorities in the course:

  • the planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of boat diving.
  • proper boat diving etiquette - storage of personal equipment, personal conduct and considerations for care of the boat.
  • basic, common boat terminology.
  • specific boat diving laws and/or ordinances.
  • local boat diving laws and/or ordinances.
  • overview of emergency/safety equipment needed on-board private diving vessels.

Be a renewed PADI Assistant Instructor (or higher rating) or have completed an IDC/OWSI within the last 12 months.


One day including one open water dive from a boat.


  • PADI Specialty Boat Diving Student Manual
  • PADI Specialty Instructor Outline for Boat Diving
  • Additional to your standard dive gear: Buoy, Dive flag
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