PADI Drift Diver

The PADI Drift Diver Course with Academy of Scuba

Go with the flow!

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. It is the lazy form of diving and perfect way to practice your buoyancy. Drift diving is a type of scuba diving where we dive with the current, rather than against it. Your whole dive is more like flying than diving, as you whizz over reef, and is very relaxing as you barely have to fin.

This course shows you how to enjoy river and ocean currents by going with the flow, staying with your dive buddy, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

Cost And Duration

 $495 (including boat fees)

  • The PADI Drift Diver Course runs over 2 days with 3 boat dives.
  • Private Courses are available. Please enquire for further details and pricing

Important Notes

You must...

  • Be 15 years old and Open Water certified.
  • Signed Liability Release and Statement of Safe Diving Practices.
  • Medical Declaration form and Recreational Dive Medical if necessary.

About The Course

Course content

  • Home Study
  • Theory – morning theory review session
  • Open Water Dives – 3 boat dives

You will learn...

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

Equimpent Required

  • own mask, snorkel, boots and fins at a minimum. Additionally, for this course, you’ll need a knife, torch, slate and underwater deployable surface marker buoy (DSMB) and reel.
  • We highly recommend owning your suit and BCD as well. Academy of Scuba offers equipment packages that save you money and set you up for the rest of your diving life



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