Hawaiian Diving Adventures
Boat Diving: The ocean is full of incredible dive sites that are too far to enter from the shore. Diving from a boat requires additional safety considerations:
- Avoiding trips, slips, and falls
- Keeping your personal gear organized and secure
- Properly entering and exiting the water
- Required equipment and other important things to keep in mind
- different types of boats commonly used for diving
- safety procedures and items that should be onboard
- how to discuss these procedures to keep all divers and crew safe
- proper boat etiquette so you won’t be “that guy” in everyone’s stories
How It Works
Many boat dives around the world work in different ways. The online e-Learning component is important as it covers many of the concepts that you may find in other places. Once you finish the e-Learning, we spend a day diving from a boat.
This course can be done on any of our boat charters. We typically prefer the 11 am Coral Reef dives as they provide a more casual experience that is better suited to learning about the boat.
What to Bring
- Having your own gear is great, but not necessary: we include all of the rental gear in the price!
- You can bring a towel, sunglasses & maybe a hat for the boat trips (we have a dry storage area).
- Bring your underwater camera & its waterproof casing to get the best shots!
- We provide drinking water, fresh pineapple & snacks, but you can also bring your own.
- You must be Open Water Diver certified (or equivalent).
- The minimum age is 10 years old.
- To dive, you must have basic swimming skills and overall physical fitness.
- You must complete a medical questionnaire and may need a doctor’s approval if you have any disqualifying conditions.
- If you have questions, please contact Hawaiian Diving Adventures to discuss your particular circumstances before registration.
- When scheduling your training dives, you must allow at least 18 hours after diving before flying. This is important — you cannot fly the same day after scuba diving.
Boat Diving Specialty Certificate
Upon completion of all academic and in-water requirements, including the final exam, your instructor issues the Boat Diving Specialty certification card.
Courses must be booked over the phone: call now at 808-232-3193.