Campus Recreation

Boating Courses

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Campus Recreation's Boating Programming

Boat Crew Certification Pack

Get your Boat Crew certification from PADI. This course includes a CPR/First Aid Course, your About Boating Safety Certificate, and two days of on-the-water training.

50 dollars
  • Dates – Two weekends in January; January 18th, 19th, 20th and 25th, 26th
  • Class Breakdown
    • two evenings
      • 4pm to 9pm January 18th and 25th
    • two on-the-water days 7:30am each day
      • Jan 19th and Jan 26th
    • one classroom day (9am on the 20th)

Students on Campus Recreation's Boat

About Boating Safety

Learn the basics of boating rules and regulations. This is a classroom only course and you receive your ABS card for operating a vessel in the state of Hawaiʻi.


This course is put on by the USCG Auxiliary of Hilo

Class options

  • January 20th
  • February 16th
  • March 16th
  • April 20th

PADI Boat Diver

Diving Specialty course – 75 dollars includes 2 boat diving days and gear; must be an Open Water Diver to sign-up

Students on the Fly-Bridge

Dates- TBD

For Additional information on the following- Please Contact Cpt. Tommy Hamilton -

  • PADI First Mate
  • Essentials of Close Quarters
  • Open Water Boat Control
  • The Student Life Center is also Captains Licenses testing facility (online course with the exam administered at the SLC).
  • USCG Auxiliary

To sign up for these programs, sign up at our rec sign-ups page or come into the office to have questions answered.