Who should take this course
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 are underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sounds like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.
If you are 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 will:
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
Learn techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group as you float with the current
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 Deep Blue Divers PADI instructor about earning credit.
What scuba gear will you use
Along with your basic scuba equipment, you will learn to use various surface marker buoys and floats with lines and reels. Ask your Deep Blue Divers PADI Instructor about other equipment you may need to get the most of your drift dives.