PADI Totally Justifies Sailing Fun

In accordance with the PADI Divemaster Manual (page 165 to be precise), there are six skills outside of diver training that will make you more valuable to the dive industry. Guess what skill number one is? Hint: it has something to do with boats…

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Licensed boat captain. Any training and experience with large vessels goes a long way, with captain the most valuable. People who can skipper a boat and supervise divers have high value for dive resorts, dive charter boat operations and liveaboard dive boats.

I guess I OFFICIALLY have an excuse to keep doing boat things. What an onerous chore…

Written by Candice Landau
I'm an active Divemaster, a lover of marine life and all efforts related to marine conservation, a newly certified tech diver and a member of various scuba organizations in the Pacific Northwest. I write articles related to diving and spend my non-diving time writing and providing digital marketing services to nonprofits and businesses.