Boat Diver

Don’t be that guy (or gal)!

Want to make your boat diving seamless and fun? Come and learn about different boat types, “Carolina Rigs” vs “Granny Lines”, and how to maximize your proficiency while diving from a boat.

Boat Diving occurs every day around the world; whether is it an inland lake or in the Caribbean, South Pacific or Read Sea, divers can explore the underwater world located off-shore. Dive boats vary from small private vessels to a large live-aboard dive boats. The SDI Boat Diver Course covers the “how-to’s” of boat diving from how to board, proper boat etiquette, entry(s) and much more. The course will also introduce you to the various types of boats you may be diving from.

As long as you are 12 years or older, hold a NAUI/SDI Scuba Diver* certification and are in good physical condition, you can enroll in a Diver’s World Boat Diver course.

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*Students are required to have a NAUI Scuba Diver certification or equivalent certification from other WRSTC recognized agency. You may be asked to complete a basic skills review if you hold a PADI OW certification.

Boat Diver is a 3-hour course of class room instruction right here at Diver’s World followed by a written test. You will then demonstrate your new skills by executing a two open water dives (see training dives tab). As always, you can count on the staff of Diver’s World to make your learning experience interesting and fun!

Your class fee will cover the costs of class, SDI training materials, your Instructors and Dive Master.

Student Provides

Students will need to provide all of their own equipment for training dives. Diver’s World has rental tanks, regs, BCDs and wetsuits if you do not own these items. You must have a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB).

At this point in your diving experience you may want to consider investing in a dive computer if you don’t already own one.

Students will be responsible for any charter fees for open water dives.

As part of your certification, you will complete a minimum of two open water dives from a boat including dive plans.

You will need to provide your own transportation, rental equipment, environmental suit, charter fees and accommodations. Rental equipment is available through Diver’s World. Many of our local dives are within a couple of hours drive (or right here in our own Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay) and classmates frequently arrange for travel together.

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