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Boat Diving

Min. Age


Pool Sessions


No. of Dives


The ocean is filled with dive sites, but many of them cannot be reached from shore. This programme gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely dive from a boat, allowing you to get the most from your underwater opportunities.

Whilst diving from a boat may seem straightforward, there’s many different types of boats, various systems, planning principles, safety protocols, equipment provisions and etiquette that it is important to be aware of. Understanding this before your trip will improve your safety, comfort level and make the whole experience much more enjoyable.

This is a great course to complete with us during a holiday, as you will understand the knowledge aspects beforehand and be able to gain practical experience, tips and tricks throughout. We can also complete the course in the UK and we would encourage you to gain experience diving from different types of boat, wherever possible.

You will earn the SSI Boat Specialty certification after completing this programme, which can be counted towards SSI recognition ratings, such as Specialty Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver and Master Diver.

Why choose us

Here’s why you should choose us for your continuous education and specialty courses.

  • We are friendly, professional and family-oriented
  • Safety is our number one priority. Fun and customer experience is second
  • No pressure teaching style
  • Small groups
  • Private 1:1 training offered (additional fees apply)
  • For family groups or private courses, we can schedule dates to suit your needs
  • Complete your pool and theory training in the UK. Choose to complete your open water dives in the UK or abroad.
  • We strive to exceed the basic standards set by SSI to provide the very best training you will find
  • We meet or exceed standards set by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Our instructors have deep experience in a wide range of conditions, in the UK and abroad
  • On average, our instructors have more than 1,000 dives each
  • We use well-maintained, top quality equipment for your comfort and safety.

What we offer

Here is a what we offer. Members receive a 10% discount on this course. Find out about membership here.


£ 200

One time fee
  • Your digital training
  • Your online or in person academic training
  • Your open water dives
  • Your equipment hire
  • Your air fills
  • Your digital SSI certification card.


£ 350

One time fee
  • Your digital training
  • Your private 1:1 online or in person academic training
  • Your private 1:1 open water dives
  • Your equipment hire
  • Your air fills
  • Your digital SSI certification card.

Optional extras

Every diver will have different reasons for wanting to learn. SSI allows us to provide a flexible approach to create the right training for you. We can’t include every possible option here, so please get in touch to discuss your personal requirements. Here are some ideas!

  • Learn or qualify in warmer waters!
  • Equipment or course bundles to suit your needs
  • Private tuition
  • Learn & stay with us in Cornwall (ideal for couples).

What's not included

We have made our pricing as complete as possible. Due to the nature of this course, there will be some variable charges that are additional (shown below). We can provide indicative costs for you once we discuss where you will be completing your open water dives. Let’s have a chat!

  • Travel and accommodation
  • Food and drinks
  • Boat fees (if not already included in the trip)
  • Credit card style SSI certification card.

Want to book this course?

If you’re ready to book this course, great! If you want to have a chat first or find out more about private or tailored packages, please reach out.