The majority of my diving is done from boats, so I decided to add the PADI Boat Diver Specialty as my next course which I completed today.
Shore diving seems too much like work fighting the surf, then a long surface swim just to get out to where you want to dive. Diving is supposed to be fun not work, so I rarely shore dive at all.
The boat diver specialty is good for someone who doesn’t dive from a boat very often. It teaches boat diving basics, proper entry and exit techniques, boat safety, etc.