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The Boat Diver Course with REMOTE AREA DIVE

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 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.

Who this course is for:

The certified diver looking for more information to maximize the use of boats for scuba diving

Course prerequisites:

  • Open Water Scuba Diver, Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn:

The Boat Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Types of boats and features of those boats
    • Live-aboard
    • Charter boat
    • Private boat
  • Safety features
    • Life preservers
    • Life boats
    • Flares
    • Radio
    • Throw rings
    • US Coast Guard requirements
    • First aid kit
    • Oxygen kit
  • Exiting and boarding the boat
    • Type of ladder
    • How to use ladder
    • Entries
  • Planning boat trips
    • Types and sizes of boats
    • Location
    • Degree of difficulty of dives
    • Air availability on boat
    • Food/beverages available
    • Sleeping equipment necessary?
    • Weather
    • Dive planning
  • Determining necessary equipment
    • Use of a checklist
    • C-card and log book
    • Extra cylinder
    • All open water equipment
    • Spare parts kit
    • Camera/photo equipment
    • Game equipment
  • Boat procedures
    • Loading
    • Captain and crew briefs of special procedures
    • Special rules
    • Crowded area procedures
  • Lines
    • Anchor line
    • Descent lines
    • Tag line
    • Stern safety line
    • Decompression bar
  • Underwater navigation from a boat
    • Natural navigation
    • Anchored
      • No current
      • Current
    • Drift diving

Schedule:

Online theory completed at home
Day #1- 6:00am to 5:00pm (Theory Revision, Dives 1 & 2)

Price: $400.00

(Price includes training material, instructor, equipment and gas however does not include trip)