Courses and Training

Drift Diver

Drift Diver

Diving in a current can feel like flying underwater. In the PADI® Drift Diver course, you’ll learn drift diving tips from an experienced instructor and practice buoyancy control, navigation, use of surface signaling equipment, and buddy communication.

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

Take This Course If You Want to

  • • Try drift diving with an instructor
  • • Feel confident diving in a current
  • • Learn about aquatic currents – causes and effects

Learn How to

  • • Use surface signaling equipment
  • • Stay close to your buddy
  • • Make entries and descents in a current

Other Details

  • Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)
  • Total time commitment: 1-2 days
  • Minimum age: 12 years or older
  • eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

Scuba diving in a current can be both relaxing and exhilarating. You may slowly glide over a reef, or zoom over an underwater landscape so fast it feels like flying. By the end of your drift diver course, you’ll have the skills you need to confidently go with the flow.

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