PADI Boat Diver Specialty
Course - Go Dive Tasmania
Who should take this course?
Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site.
What will you learn?
The PADI Boat Diver course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You’ll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat in your local area and learn:
- Boat terminology.
- Boat diving procedures and etiquette, including how to enter and exit, and where to stow your gear.
- Boating safety, including how to locate safety equipment.
The course consists of a minimal amount of theory - the Boat Diving manual guides you through the knowledge needed to complete the two dives. It is largely a practical course, with only a small amount of time in the classroom, so it only takes one day to complete!
- PADI Boat Diving Manual
- Tanks and weights
- Accommodation at the Tasman Peninsula (shared lodge style)
- 2 x Boat dives
- Refreshments between dives
What do I need?
- You will need your own dive gear gear. If you do not have your own gear, gear hire is available in store
- A torch is highly recommended
- You will need an SMB with reel (surface marker buoy)
- All of the required gear is available in-store for hire
What about Enriched Air (Nitrox)?
- Many divers choose to complete the PADI Enriched Air Course whilst doing their PADI Boat Dive Course. Learn about how diving on enriched air can greatly benefit your diving by selecting ADD Enriched Air Course on the course selection.
- Please see this link for information on diving doctors in your area: Diving Doctor List
- You must be at least 12 years old to complete this experience within Australia.
- Anyone age 45 years and over MUST complete a recreational diving medical with a doctor prior to starting their course
- If you have had COVID you MUST have a recreational diving medical completed before you can start your training.
- You will be required to complete a medical statement which may result in you needing to complete a medical with a doctor. Click here to read the PADI RSTC Diving Medical before you book.
- You must be able to swim at least 200 meters and float for 10 minutes unassisted.
- By purchasing the course online you agree to a non refundable deposit of $150 per person booked regardless of all other conditions
- Courses are only partially refundable (less $150 non refundable deposit) subject to failing a recreational diving medical and supplying the failed medical to: email@example.com if within 14 days of start of course, no refunds will be given.
- No refunds will be given to cancellations within 14 days of start of course.
- Switching selected courses dates within 14 days of start of course will incur a $245 re-booking fee per person booked.
- Not attending or failing to complete the course will incur a $245 re-booking fee to try again, this is allowed once only. Any further attempts will incur a full course charge.
- Upon booking the course we will contact you via email/phone for you details, please respond in a timely manner to ensure you receive your online learning