Come and have fun with the Algarve's best recreational diving courses
This specialty helps you to expand your knowledge from the smallest boats to the big liveaboards. Sign up now in your dive centre at the Albufeira Marina for this new adventure.
Many of the best dive sites are only accessible by boat. Whether you've never dove by boat or done it many times, this specialty will be beneficial because not all boats work the same way. With this specialty you will learn some basic guidelines that will help you in any vessel around the world.
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PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver
From: 150.00 €
- AcademicThe 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. Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
- EquipmentBeyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll want to have a surface signalling device, such as an inflatable signal tube. Having a complete spare parts kit is also a good idea. Your PADI Instructor and local dive centre staff may suggest additional equipment depending on what type of boat and where your boat diving adventures take you.
- Getting StartedYou can start by reading the PADI Boat Diver Manual and watching the Boat Diving video in preparation for meeting with your instructor to schedule the boat dives. Stop by your local PADI Dive Centre and Resort to enrol in the course and get your Boat Diver Crew-Pak and start learning.