Boat Diving

Discover pristine dive sites that can’t be reached from shore and experience the excitement of liveaboard diving. Become an SSI boat diver. You’ll learn all the skills and techniques you need to dive safely and comfortably from a variety of boats, including small personal craft and liveaboards. Upon completion, you’ll earn your SSI Boat Diving Specialty certification.

Facts and Training Standards

The ocean is filled with dive sites, but many of the best ones can only be accessed by boat. If you want to discover these incredible dive sites, become an SSI boat diver. It’s the best way to learn how to dive from different types of boats safely and with confidence. As a boat diver, you’ll be able to explore offshore dive sites that attract schooling pelagics and marine megafauna you won’t find closer to shore. You can experience the excitement of liveaboard diving anywhere in the world, fill your day with diving away from the crowds, and cruise along as the sun goes down. Using online training and open water diving sessions, the SSI Boat Diving Specialty program is the best way to learn. This program teaches you all the skills and techniques you need to dive safely and comfortably from boats, including small personal craft and liveaboards. Earn your SSI Boat Diving Specialty certification. Get started today.

Minimum Age for Participation 15
Available as Junior Program Yes
Minimum Age (Junior Program) Not applicable / mandatory
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 5
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Open Water Dives 2
Maximum Training Depth 30m / 100ft
Suggested Duration of the Training Program 5 - 10 h

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Scuba Schools International (SSI) is the largest professional business-based training agency in the world. Established in 1970, today we represent more than 3,300 training centers and resorts in over 130 countries, with more than 50,000 affiliated SSI Professionals and growing every day. For over 50 years, we have provided the ultimate training experience for millions of certified divers in every training category. We hold the internationally acclaimed ISO certification and play an active role in setting industry minimum training standards.

SSI is the only training agency in the world offering the unique MyDiveGuide online database, containing thousands of dive sites and wildlife encounters linked to worldwide training centers and resorts. With SSI advanced training programs, you can find your next adventure and continue your dive education with ease. Our learning materials are available online and in more than 30 languages, so get started today.