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Drift Diver

$170

 

eLearning covers self-study material. Your dive shop will charge training fees.

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Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating. The course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along.

Description

 

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.

Academic

Along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you'll:

 

 

  • Be introduced to drift diving equipment - floats, lines and reels

  • Get an overview of aquatic currents - causes and effects

  • Practice buoyancy control, navigation, communication and methods for staying close to your buddy as you drift along
     

 

 

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification - ask your instructor about earning credit.

Prerequisites & Requirements

 

Age Requirement
10 years or older

Course Prerequisites
PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)

Time Commitment
Approximately 2-4 hours

Available Languages

English.

For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center.

Equipment

 

It's best to use your own scuba equipment, including a weight system, so that you fine-tune your buoyancy in gear you'll use on every dive. Your PADI Instructor or local">https://locator.padi.com">local dive center staff can help you find the equipment that is best for you and your diving adventures.

Getting Started

Start learning now with PADI's home-study materials - Peak Performance Buoyancy eLearning. Read and watch video about peak performance buoyancy, then interact with knowledge checks in preparation for meeting with your PADI Instructor to schedule your two dives. Stop by your local PADI">https://locator.padi.com/">PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and speak with your instructor if you have any questions about the course content.