Many dive sites are only accessible by boat...learn how to do it
The Boat Diver course includes two open water training dives, which
are usually conducted in one day. Both open water training dives are
conducted from a boat. HiTek Scuba likes to exposed the students to the
techniques and procedures for diving from different types of boats
(inflatable boats, hard-hulled day boats, cabin cruisers, liveaboards,
The course is made up of two open
water dives and a classroom session. Some of the major differences
in boat diving that you'll need to learn are the differences in the
logistics, pre-dive planning, and equipment required to safely boat dive.
Some of the topics that are covered during the course are:
- The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and
hazards of boat diving
- Proper boat diving etiquette -- storage of personal equipment,
personal conduct and considerations for care of the boat.
- Basic, common boat terminology.
- Specific boat diving laws and/or ordinances.
- Local boat diving laws and/or ordinances.
- Overview of emergency/safety equipment needed on-board private
Prerequisites are Open Water
Diver AND some cold water diving experience.
Course Cost is $150 and
includes all materials, the class time, and the open water dives. Due
to fact that boat diving in the PNW requires travel and possibly a
charter, the boat
charter fees are additional to the course fee. By this point in a divers training it is important that
a student begins to obtain their own equipment (rentals are available but having your
own gear is preferred).
Additional boat diving specialty equipment is provided for class use
such as floats, reels, dive flags, SMB's, etc.
The Learning Materials Included
Diving from a boat is a convenient and fun way to explore the
underwater world. By reviewing the PADI Boat Diver Manual and video on
DVD, youíll learn the important doís and doníts of boat diving
including: boat terminology, etiquette, safety and procedure