Age + 12 YRS
Duration 1 DAY
Price €160

The PADI Drift Diver introduces you to a magical adventure “flying underwater” – it’s one of the coolest experiences ever! Glide along with currents in rivers, oceans or mountain streams. Watch the marine life effortlessly move by while you relax in the water’s current. This can be a daunting but exhilarating experience! Surprisingly, it’s one of the easiest ways of diving when you learn and understand the knowledge of tides and currents.

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


One day

  • One knowledge development section
  • Two open water dives

Cost €160.00

  • Includes PADI Manual and certification
  • Includes transport to and from dive site
  • Includes Equipment

What is your next step?

Ready to enjoy the fun of diving whilst being carried along by currents? Enrol in this course at

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 specialities 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!
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