Most of the best dive sites are only accessible by boat, which means as some point, you’re likely to find yourself--and all your gear--on deck. So now what? Join Jupiter Dive Center and discover the different types of boat diving and how to safely dive from them all.
Boat Diver Specialty with Jupiter Dive Center
Date: This course is offered throughout the year!
Course fees: $299, plus online academics
Whether you are planning a live-aboard vacation or an afternoon on a charter boat, there are certain things every diver needs to know about etiquette and boating safety. The fun part is putting it all into practice and visiting a spectacular dive site only accessible by boat!
What to Expect
The types and features of boats vary greatly—from commercial charters to privately owned crafts. Learn the safety features that are common to all vessels, how to safely board and exit boats (at the dock and when diving), how to plan a trip and what to take, captain and crew briefings, lines, and underwater navigation from a boat.
After registering for the class with Jupiter Dive Center, students will need to enroll in the e-learning course to complete the course academics online. This allows students to learn at their own pace and at the time of their choosing. (Please note the cost of the e-learning course is separate.) On the day of the in-water instruction, students will meet their instructor at Jupiter Dive Center to review the coursework. Then it’s onto the boat to see firsthand how the captain and crew handle the boat, where safety equipment is located, and how to interact with other divers. The best part? Taking that first giant stride off the boat and enjoying the reef or wreck below!
What Do You Need?
Students must possess a basic scuba certification to take this specialty course. All Jupiter Dive Center charters are drift dives, and each diver must have their own surface marker buoy and a computer. Enriched Air certification is recommended, but not required. Need equipment? Jupiter Dive Center has Scubapro gear for rent, and specialized gear for purchase. For this course you will need an SMB, reel, and knife.
- This course is available throughout the year!
- Students meet at Jupiter Dive Center at 11:00 a.m.
- Divers must present their scuba diving certification card at check-in
- All divers must have a surface marker buoy and timing device
- Need equipment? Jupiter Dive Center has basic gear for rent, and specialized gear for purchase
- Required for this course you will need an SMB, reel, and knife.
- Book now by calling (561) 745-7807 or click here!
Your Next Adventure
Once you complete your Boat Diver certification, you may be interested in checking out our dive vacations! Click here for more information.