SSI Boat Diving


The SSI Boat Diving Specialty Program, The ocean is filled with dive sites, but many of them cannot be reached from shore. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely dive from a boat, allowing you to get the most from your underwater opportunities. You will earn the SSI Boat Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

Many of the world’s best dive sites can only be reached with a boat – either a small personal vessel, a charter boat or on a liveaboard.

This program covers the knowledge, skills and equipment necessary for the Boat Diving Specialty. Diving from a boat presents unique challenges for divers. To dive safely and comfortably from boats, you must be familiar with the common procedures for boat diving including equipment setup, dive planning, general boat safety, and entries and exits.

This program provides you with the information to make boat dives comfortably and confidently. Our goal is to prepare you for your boat diving adventure and make sure you have a good experience.

Program Details:

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
  • Academic Sessions: Online learning
  • Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
  • Open Water Dives: 2
  • Maximum Training Depth: Depends on diver’s age
  • Suggested Duration: 6 – 10 hours

Each course must be completed within 6 months of the start date. After this period it must be paid and started all over again.



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