Where else is the best place to learn about boat diving? Here in Liamis Dive Centre where the boat is a must for your dives. On our boat the PADI Boat Diver program makes scuba diving easy – just take a giant step off the back of the boat and you’re in the water! Boats and diving obviously fit together like hands in gloves and our Liamis Dive boats were made for this reason.
You can only reach some of the best dive sites only by boat, and this is true of most of the diving in the world. Diving from Liamis Dive Boat is also more convenient and easier than shore diving in many ways, and it’s great fun to spend time out on the water with your friends between dives.
What is involved?
- The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of boat diving.
- Proper boat diving etiquette- storage of personal equipment, personal conduct and considerations for care of the boat.
- Basic, common boat terminology.
- Local boat diving laws and/or ordinances.
- Specific boat diving laws and/or ordinances.
- Overview of emergency/safety equipment needed on-board private diving vessels.
2 open water dives
1 day - 2 dives
- Inclusive of full equipment
- Course Price: 115€*
- Pre-Booking Course Price: 100€*
- Certification fee: 45 €
- PADI Boat diver manual: 30 € (optional)
- Open Water/ Jr. Open Water Diver
- Minimum age 10 years old
*And the elective Boat Dive from the Advanced Diver course counts toward certification requirements for this specialty at the discretion of the instructor. To start the course you'll need at least your Open Water Diver certification
Snacks and drinks on boat trips (payable on the boat). Money for: CD for your underwater photos, T-shirts, Sweatshirts.
- For your personal safety, all student divers must complete a medical statement prior to commencing a dive. If none of the listed conditions apply, you sign the form and are ready to start. If any of them affect you, as a safety precaution, a physician must examine you and sign a medical form that confirming that you’re fit to dive, dated within the last 12 months.
- Our boat is in Kos harbour, 50 meters away from the Dolphins roundabout. And she departs every morning apart Sundays’ at around 10:00 a.m.
- Recommendations for flying after Scuba Diving: For 1 dive in a day the pre-flight time is 12 hours. For multiple dives in a day the pre-flight time is 18 hours and more.
- Spectators can join the boat with an additional fee of 20 €. They can sunbathe on our sundeck, swim in crystal clear waters, or even upgrade onboard to snorkelers or even try divers.
Tips for Boat Divers
- Use the Correct Rinse Buckets Depending on the dive boat, there may be a rinse bucket solely to rinse masks and one solely to rinse cameras. Don’t put those fins, wetsuits, or anything else in those rinse buckets – especially the one for dive cameras. Try that and you’ll see an annoyed scuba diver. The boat crew or divemasters will usually point out the buckets on the boat. If they don’t and you aren’t sure, just ask. It is not big deal and everyone will be happy.
- Get To the Boat Early This will give you ample time to sign in, get your scuba equipment, check you have all the right gear, etc. You will also be able to assemble your gear so you will not be rushed once you reach the dive site. Not to mention, it is inconsiderate to keep a whole boat of divers waiting just for you. Many times, there is one in a group – just don’t let it be you.
- Suit Up Early (or at least on time) Depending on the length of the boat trip, you may suit up at the dock or about 5 minutes before you reach the dive site. The divemaster will tell you when to begin. And when they do, start getting ready if you haven’t already done so. This will ensure you are ready to get in the water and not keep the other divers waiting.