PADI Boat Diver Speciality
Most of the world's best scuba dive-sites are only accessible by boat and that is also the case here along the beautiful South Wales coast. The course is designed to be an introduction to boat diving and to help you develop the skills, knowledge and techniques for boat diving. Learn effective entry and exit techniques from various boats, essential equipment that boats carry along with boating terminology. Bay Divers have a number of boats depending on what area of Gower, Swansea or West Wales that you would like to scuba dive.
Minimum age is 10 and students must hold a PADI Open Water Diver or hold a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation. Students must also fill out a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.
The course consists of a knowledge development session followed by two open water boat scuba dives. Subjects covered include:
- Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of boat diving
- Proper boat diving etiquette - storage of equipment and personal considerations
- Common boat terminology
- Local and specific boat diving laws
- Overview of emergency and safety equipment required
- Entry and exit techniques
One theory session followed by two dives conducted in one day.
How much is it and what is included?
The course costs £95 and includes the following:
- PADI Certification fee
What is not included?
Depending on what boat we use there is a boat fee, which is normally in the region of £20 to £40. Travel to and from the training locations is also your responsibility, but we are very accommodating and normally have spare seats in one of our vehicles!
What happens next?
Now that you have mastered boat diving, why not put these skills to good use during the PADI SMB Diver course with Bay Divers! It is essential that when diving from a boat, other watercraft is aware of your location underwater especially during drift dives and ascents.