The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sound like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Drift Diver specialty course.
What will you learn?
Along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you’ll:
– Receive an introduction to drift diving equipment – floats, lines and reels.
– Get an overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects.
– Practice with buoyancy control, navigation and communication during two drift dives.
– Learn techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group as you float with the current.
What scuba gear will you use?
All equipment and cylinder fills are included in the price of your course where needed. However, at this stage in your diving, being an experienced diver is a time where you should start considering purchasing your own diving equipment. Pop into our dive centre for help & advise on choosing the right equipment for you and your style of diving.
It is a requirement that you have your own mask, snorkel and neoprene boots for health & safety reasons.
Please note course fees do not include entry into training sites or on boat dives if required. Parking fees at sites may also apply.
If you have purchased the eLearning only product, the remaining balance is due 2 weeks before the first practical session.
Vobster admission fees - £17 (members) £23 (non-members) per day (includes up to 3 training dives a day)
Boat fees - £60 per boat session
Our Course Terms & Conditions can be read here, by purchasing this product you agree to all Terms & Conditions.