What you will learn:

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 in your local area 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.

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your  Tarpoon instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

You can start by reading the PADI Boat Diver Manual and watching the Boat Diving video in preparation for meeting with your instructor to schedule the boat dives. Stop at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive center to enroll in the course and get your Boat Diver Crew-Pak and start learning.

What scuba gear will you use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll want to have a surface signaling device, such as an inflatable signal tube. Having a complete spare parts kit is also a good idea. Your PADI Instructor at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center may suggest additional equipment depending on what type of boat and where your boat diving adventures take you.

Equipment needed:

Choosing and using your scuba gear is part of the fun of diving. In Tarpoon Lagoon we will help you find the right gear. Each piece of scuba equipment has a different function so that together, it adapts you to the underwater world.

Basic equipment:

Specialty Equipment:

Depending on your course of choice, you may need some topic specific equipment in order to complete the course successfully. These items may include things like a camera, wreck diving arrows, flashlights or gloves. Be sure to inquire about what you need for each lesson and the Tarpoon Lagoon staff will be happy to guide you in your selections. 

These have a personal fit, and Tarpoon Lagoon we will help you choose gear with the best fit and features for you. 

    The kind of gear you’ll need depends on the conditions where you dive most.

    ** 10% OFF for our students.

    Personal items to bring:

    • Swimsuit
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Sandals
    • Change clothes
    • Lunch / Money