|Miles from shore, a brisk morning
breeze blows across the deck and sunlight sparkles on the water. The anchor chain
clatters and engines drone down and sputter silent, signaling that you are over
the dive site. You and your buddy excitedly help each other don your equipment;
this dive promises to be great. Best of all, there's no hike from the car, no
shore entry through waves, and no long surface swim. Why, you're only 50 feet
from the dive site - 50 feet above it! You only have to get in the water and descend.
Experiences like these attract divers to boat diving; in fact, virtually all
divers end up diving from a boat sooner or later, whether it's a skiff or a giant
live-aboard sailboat. After successfully completing the two boat dives, you'll
be ready to fully enjoy the benefits of your next boat dive.
diving is a very popular diving activity primarily because many interesting and
unusual underwater sites lie beyond swimming distance from shore. Proper procedures
and etiquette for diving from boats, coupled with the knowledge and skills needed
to perform safe diving from a mobile platform, enhance diver safety.
- Two scuba dives
- Maximum depth
is 60 feet for open-water divers.
- Counts towards Master Diver Rating
- Read Boat Diving chapter in PADI Adventures in
Diving, and do chapter review.
- Dives are done in Summersville, WV
or on any of our scheduled trips.