Drift Diving enables you to enjoy the adventure of “flying underwater” – being carried along by water currents. This can be a relaxing and exhilarating experience!
Who should take this course?
Scuba divers seeking a kick, by effortlessly gliding through the water “going with the flow”. If you like the pace of diving in currents, staying in contact with the boat and your Buddy, then this Drift Diver speciality course is for you!
What will you learn?
During this course, we will cover safety concerns and you will learn about:
Different aquatic currents, their causes and effects
Techniques to be able to stay close to your buddy, or group as you glide with the current
Handle different kinds of drift diving equipment – reels, floats and lines
Practice with navigation, buoyancy control and communications during the drift dives
What scuba gear you will use?
Basic scuba diving equipment
Surface marker buoys with line and reels
Delayed surface marker buoys (DSMB)
Your PADI Instructor may recommend further equipment for your drift dive.
What learning material do you require?
The PADI Drift Diver Manual
Participants must be12 years of age, or older
Minimum PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent from another training agency
Participants under the age of 18 years must have parent or guardian consent
Complete a diver medical questionnaire declaring you are in good physical health
Ready to enjoy the fun of diving whilst being carried long by currents? Enroll in this course at [email protected]
Gliding through the water requires good buoyancy skills when currents are carrying you along. Therefore, we recommend enrolling in the Peak Performance Buoyancy Course at DiveSMART and improve your buoyancy skills now!
Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, with five specialties you can join this highly-rated scuba diver level.
Remember, the first dive of this PADI Drift Diver Specialty course may credit as an Adventure Dive towards your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
Click on the link to study the theoretical backgrounds before arriving in Gozo – anytime, anywhere!