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PADI Boat Diver Specialty










Samui Tides


PADI Boat Diver Specialty


Diving from a boat is a convenient and fun way to explore the underwater world and is probably the most common way of accessing many of the worlds dive sites. Around Koh Samui and Koh Tao we have many off shore dive sites and use speedboats to get to them quickly and safely. The boats we use are 35ft 3 x 220hp engine purpose built speed boats. They are racked out for the equipment and have enough space to comfortably hold 25 divers and their equipment.


With this PADI Boat Diver program we will teach you many of the important safety issues and the different ways to enter the water including the Backward Roll and Giant Stride. Canít remember which side is Port and which is Starboard? This one day PADI course also takes you through the different sections of the boat including the marine vocabulary used.

Questions we are generally asked:

How old do I have to be?

The minimum age for the PADI Boat Diver program is 10 years and divers must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization).


What equipment do I need?

Scuba equipment is not required for the PADI Boat Diver Specialty program. If divers want to extend this program to incorporate dives all scuba equipment is supplied. This includes Mask, Fins & Snorkel, a B.C.D. (buoyancy control devise), Weight system, Tanks, wetsuit and regulator set.

What learning materials do I need?

You will require the PADI Boat Diver crew pack which includes the PADI Boat Diver Manual and P.I.C card. Youíll learn the important doís and doníts of boat diving including: boat terminology, etiquette, safety and procedures.

What will I learn?

You will learn a variety of techniques by one of our experienced PADI professional instructors including diving from boats ranging from small inflatables to giant live-aboards. How to safely enter and exit the water, and help others possibly with disabilities. Equipment assembly in confined spaces. Use surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives. Locate basic boat safety equipment. Marine terminology and etiquette .

How long is the PADI Boat Diver Specialty?

This is a one day course and Just about any PADI course can be taken in conjunction with the Boat Diver course, which can help you reach the coveted Master Scuba Diver rating. After the knowledge reviews are completed it is time to put the practical section of the course into practice. A basic itinerary of the day is as follows: We start our journey to Koh Tao at 08:00. On the way to Koh Tao we can take in the beauty of the surrounding islands and discuss some of the different sections of the course and discuss a dive plan. Once at the dive site we go through safety procedures including mooring at buoy-lines and entries and exits we use to get in and out the boat. When we return to Koh Samui we complete all the necessary paperwork before congratulating you on your achievement.

What can I do next?

After completing your PADI Boat Diver course you will be asked to complete a P.I.C. to send to PADI to register your achievement. You will also be given a temporary card while your official card is being processed. Just about any PADI course can be taken in conjunction with the Boat Diver course, which can help you reach the coveted Master Scuba Diver rating.


If you require any further information on this or any other services we provide please do not hesitate to contact us.


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