PADI Specialty Course Manual: Drift Diver
As you get to explore different dive sites, you realise that some of them have quite a bit of current, or maybe you always wanted to try diving down a river. Drift Diving is a great way to simply rest and let the current take you on an epic journey over the reef. Scuba divers have described the feeling as flying over the dive site.
Of course Drift Diving also has its challenges and therefore it is advisable to get familiar with it before you jump in the water. During the PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course (79168) you will receive an introduction to the drift diving equipment, such as floats, lines and reels. You get an overview of the causes and effects of aquatic currents. On your drift dives, you will practice your buoyancy control, navigation and communication. As you float with the current, you will learn techniques to stay close to your buddy or a group.
See if your PADI dive shop has some drift diving scheduled, so you can go with the flow and finish the practical part of this course, after working your way through the knowledge development in this manual.
- PADI (Jr.) Open Water Diver Cert (or equivalent)
- Minimum age: 12 years
This fee covers your manual only. Additional fees apply for practical training, including dives, dive equipment, student slate, certification fee and logbook.