PADI DRIFT DIVER
Do you love the feeling of gliding with the current yet hate having to fight against it to get back to the boat or shore? The PADI Drift Diver specialty course involves learning the best techniques to get the most out of diving in a drift, so that you can relax on your dive and let yourself fly through the water.
The PADI Drift diver specialty covers planning and organising a drift dive, equipment considerations, techniques to control and maintain good buoyancy as well as guiding divers in the best method to ascend/descend and exit the water.
The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems & hazards of drift diving
Special equipment – floats, lines & reels
Proper procedures for buoyancy control, navigation & communication
Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects
Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group
You must be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver/PADI Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation similar to that of a PADI Open Water Diver/PADI Junior Open Water Diver)
Be 12 years of age or older
Knowledge development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by an academic session with your PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of the course material.
Confined/Open Water Dives
2 Open Water Dives
PADI Drift Diver Course Materials
PADI Certification Fee
Continue The Adventure...
Now that you have mastered the techniques for drift diving, enhance your safety as a drift diver by enrolling onto the PADI SMB Diver Specialty course. This course will teach you the essentials involved in deploying a SMB, particularly important for your boat to follow your progress on a drift dive.
If you have completed 5 PADI Specialties & the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives, you qualify to register as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional diver rating within PADI.