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DRIFT DIVER Let the water do the work!

The PADI Drift Diver Course

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive group, communicating with the dive boat, and knowing where you are the whole time.


The Fun Part

Drift Diving is nearly effortless and incredibly relaxing. You simply glide along and enjoy the rush of flying underwater while the current does the work.


What You Learn

During your PADI Drift Diver certification course, you learn about:

  • Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
  • An introduction to new equipment -- floats, lines, reels
  • Buoyancy control, navigation and communication while flying underwater
  • Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects
  • Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group

You put this information into practice during two open water dives.


Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 12 years or older


The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including some new items that your instructor will introduce to you.


Your Next Adventure

The Diver Propulsion Vehicle Course introduces you to scuba diving with underwater scooters, which can come in handy while drift diving.