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Learn how to dive from a boat

Learn many boat diving techniques

The PADI boat diving course is important

Our PADI Boat Diver course enables you to dive from any boat

The PADI boat diver course During our PADI Boat Diver course, you will gain knowledge of boat diving and learn the techniques to dive from any boat. You will be able to plan your dive trips from all sizes and types of boats.

Many of the best dive sites are only accessible by boat! Yet, how often do you see beginner divers struggling before jumping into the water? How often do you see them need help to get back on board after a dive?

The Boat Diving course may be the most under appreciated course. In reality, it is one of the most important courses you can take.

There are many techniques for diving from a boat and getting back on board. The techniques vary depending on the boat. You will learn how to behave and how to secure your gear on different kind of boats.

Where can you take our PADI Boat Diver course?

You can take our PADI Boat Diver course at any of our dive shops in Mactan, Cebu, Panglao, Bohol, and Boracay.
You can walk in, call us (scroll down to the bottom), or contact us via the form below. Ask us when you can start your course.

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Why do you need to learn how to dive from a boat?

The boat diving course There are many reasons to take this course. We explain a few of them below, but this is not an exhaustive list. This is one of the most important courses you can take.
Approching a boat from underwater can be dangerous. Approaching a boat from the surface is also dangerous, especially with powerful currents. You can end up with an emergency situation if you do not have the knowledge to approach your boat safely.

Doing a back roll, or negative entry, from a boat requires professional instruction. You need to practice this technique.
You cannot always do a giant step. Many boats do not have a platform for it. Without a platform, you cannot treat a boat like a pier.

If your dive spot has strong currents, your guide will use boat jargon. He will make signs and use words specific to boating. If you do not know these signs and phrases, you may endanger your team. You will delay the dive or, worse, your team might not want to dive with you.

Furthermore, if you do not know how to secure your gear on your boat, you can cause an accident.

During the PADI Boat Diving course, you will learn:

Scuba diving from a boat is usually easy. But, you need to learn some new techniques, such as the backroll, and some new words, like the "bow". In this course, you will learn:

  • Boat terminology and jargon
  • Boat diving techniques, submerging and emerging
  • Safety procedures
  • Boat etiquette and behavior
  • Avoiding sea sickness
  • How to deploy a SMB (Surface Marker Buoy) or DSMB (Delayed SMB)
  • And, much more

And much more boat diving tips and techniques.

When can you start taking our PADI Boat Diver course?

Right now, if you wish!
You can contact us online by filling in the form below or clicking the button. Or, you can call us from your smartphone by scrolling down to the bottom of this page and then tapping on the phone icon. You can also walk in to any of our dive shops or dive centers.

We recommend downloading, printing, and completing the medical statement before coming to one of our dive shops. This will accelerate your enrollment process.

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The scuba diving gear in the PADI Boat Diving course, includes:

This package includes a complete set of scuba gear. We will provide a buoyancy compensator device (BCD), regulators, mask and snorkel, fins, wetsuit, and booties. We also include an SMB (Surface Marker Buoy) or DSMB (Delayed SMB) and a diving whistle.

Your instructor may suggest more diving gear, depending on the type of boat you will be diving from.

All basic scuba gear and extra diving gear is included. We also provide shower facilities, towels, lockers, fresh drinking water, and much more at no extra charge.

Do you want to take your diving experiences further?

If you are considering which diving courses to take in the future, or if you would like to know what is best to take next for your education, take a look at the options below:

You might also be interested in this scuba diving course from another scuba diving agency:
SSI Boat Diving Course.

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