The PADI® Boat Diver Program makes Scuba Diving easy!
1 day | 2 Open Water Dives
Why take the PADI® Boat Diver Course?
Much of the world's best scuba diving and Koh Tao's best diving is accessible only by boat. Diving from a boat is easy, but some special procedures make boat diving even more fun!
Most divers have learned to dive abroad and would have seen boatloads of divers heading out to sea for a day diving.
- But who organizes their kit?
- Where are you supposed to set it up?
- Can you go anywhere on the boat?
- What happens if somebody has a water problem and the crew needs to recall you from 30 meters?
- Do you know the manners for getting on and off?
- How to safely stow the kit?
- How to safely board and exit following a dive?
- What is a shot line, and how do you get to it?
That's where the Boat Diver PADI specialty comes in handy!
Let's start your PADI® Boat Diver Specialty Course!
During the Boat Diver Course, you will learn:
- Boat terminology
- Boat diving procedures and etiquette, including where to stow your gear and how to enter and exit
- The location and purpose of lines and how to deploy a Surface Marker Buoy
- Boating safety, including learning how to locate the safety equipment
- Manage seasickness
||Be a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent, able to swim, medically fit for diving (please read the PADI Medical Form to check that there are no issues. If you answer 'NO' to all the questions then you are OK to start your diving course and there is no need for you to have a medical check.
If you answer 'YES' to any questions, please let me know. In that case, there are some additional questions on page 2 and a medical check-up may be required before starting your course.
|Total time commitment
||10 years old or older
Koh Tao Boat Diver Specialty Course package includes:
- 2 Boat Diver training dives
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Use of Dive Computers during the course
- PADI e-material
- PADI e-card on completion
- Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat
The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Every PADI Specialty certification you earn counts towards the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating.
Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.
You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.
We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.
This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup.
By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.
Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.