PADI Boat Diver


Due to COVID 19 restrictions our class sizes will be limited! Please check availability of our course by calling us at 408-984-5819 before signing up.

Welcome to the World of Boat Diving!
We at Diver Dan’s look forward to helping you get trained in the PADI Boat Diver Specialty. This course is designed to be an introduction to Boat Diving and help develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for Boat Diving.  Due to Social Distancing Orders for the State of California we can only allow 8 people per boat.

In order to take the PADI Boat Diver Specialty, you must first already be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent), and you must be 12 years old.

Training Fees

The total training fees for classes  $255.00. The fees are broken down as follows:

$155.00 Registration Fee
$100.00 Instructor / Certification Fee

Online Registration For PADI Boat Diver

You can also register online by paying the $155.00 registration fee. Your instructor will collect the remaining fees in person.

Cancellation Policy

No store fees will be refunded once class has begun. Classes are transferable for up to one year from original start date. Boat fees can be fully refunded with more than 7 days notice. If cancelation is between 3-7 days we will issue a rain check for a future boat dive. if less than 72 hours notice, no refund or rain check will be issued.

Class Schedule

The PADI Boat Diver Specialty is a one-week class consisting of one classroom session, one pool session, and two boat dives done on one day.

Start Dates 2022
FormatTimesPool DateOcean DateInstructor
May 9, 2022Mon/Wed7-10pmMay 11 (Wed)May 15Karahroudy/Volk
May 24, 2022Tue/Thu7-10pmMay 26 (Thu)May 29Duggal/Kastner
June 13, 2022Mon/Wed7-10pmJune 15 (Wed)June 19Hoyt/Butatis
June 28, 2022Tue/Thu7-10pmJune 30 (Thu) July 3Smolgovski/Mayer
July 11, 2022Mon/Wed7-10pmJuly 13 (Wed)July 17Tabel/Teachout
July 26, 2022Tue/Thu7-10pmJuly 28 (Thu)July 31Vandercook/Lockwood
August 8, 2022Mon/Wed7-10pmAug. 10 (Wed)Aug. 14Havlek/Zaugg
August 23, 2022Tue/Thu7-10pmAug. 25 (Thu)Aug. 28Epperly/Halem
September 12, 2022Mon/Wed7-10pmSept. 14 (Wed)Sept. 18Cotter/Pere
September 27, 2022Tue/Thu7-10pmSept. 29 (Thu)Oct. 2Kim/Wilson
October 10, 2022Mon/Wed7-10pmOct. 12 (Wed)Oct. 16Karahroudy/Volk
October 25, 2022Tue/Thu7-10pmOct. 27 (Thu)Oct. 30Chu/Niemiec
November 7, 2022Mon/Wed7-10pmNov. 9 (Wed)Nov. 13Hoyt/Butatis
November 29, 2022Tue/Thu7-10pmDec. 1 (Thu)Dec. 4Duggal/Kastner

What You Will Need To Buy

You will be required to have all your own basic equipment for SCUBA diving. This includes a Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots, Gloves, and Logbook. You will also need the PADI Boat Diver Specialty Manual.

What You May Rent

You may rent the rest of your SCUBA at Diver Dan’s. This includes your Wetsuit, Hood, Regulator (with Dive Computer, Compass & Whistle), Weight Belt, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), and Tanks.

Medical Concerns or Questions?

If you are currently under the care of a medical doctor, or have a pre-existing medical condition that requires permission from a physician, you will need to have a signed medical release form from your doctor before you can participate in any in-water activities.

Diver Dan’s puts safety first.  If any customer, while enrolled in a class of Diver Dan’s , is observed to be under the influence of alcohol,  marijuana, or drugs; he or she will be asked to leave the class immediately.  The customer will forfeit all fees paid.  There will be no refunds.

To obtain a medical release form and view some conditions that would require a doctors release, download the PADI Medical Release Form to review before coming to class.

Classes scheduled less than 24 hours prior to the class start time are not guaranteed. Please call the store for more details.


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