Specialty Diver

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
In this course, you will also learn about:
  • 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
This specialty course provides the required skills and knowledge to help you safely dive from boats. It also allows you to gain the most from your boat diving trips.

How It Works

Specialty Diver is a recognition rating, there is no specific course to take. To qualify as a Specialty Diver you need:


The online learning courses can be completed over a span of a few hours to a few days, depending on what Specialty Courses you pursue. Once the online learning is completed, we get you out on the water to complete the required dives for your courses. Each course varies based on how many dives you need to complete your requirements. 

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.

Special Considerations

  • 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.

* The cost and time commitment of this program depends on which Specialty Courses you choose, and the number of dives you need to complete the twelve required dives.

* Gratuity for the captain and crew is voluntary, but if you have a great time on your dives, it is customary to tip 10-20%.

Courses must be booked over the phone: call now at 808-232-3193.