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PADI Specialty Courses

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 Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site. 

The PADI Boat Diver course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You’ll get experience from completing two dives from a boat on a MSD trip 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 


Required Equipment: 

​Besides your basic scuba equipment, you will need:

  • Surface Signaling Device 

**Rental of any scuba equipment is not included in any MSD Continuing Education course. 



  • PADI Open Water Certification (or Junior Open Water)

  • Students must be 10 years old or older at the start of the course


Course Fee: $125


How Do I Start: 

Contact MSD to see about trip offerings that would be eligible to complete this specialty. 

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