PADI Drift Diver Specialty
Gliding with the currents and feeling the rush of flying through the underwater realm is what drift diving is all about.
This course shows you how to enjoy ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are at all times.
During your PADI Drift Diver Specialty course, you will go on two open water dives (which may be conducted in one day). We highly recommended that you enroll on this course to expose yourself to the techniques and procedures for drift diving. We normally conduct this course from our boat in Marbella, Costa del Sol or in Tarifa, Costa de la Luz.
The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course covers the following:
- Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving.
- An introduction to drift diving equipment, such as floats, lines and reels.
- Buoyancy-control, navigation and communication for drift diving.
- Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects.
- Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group.
Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation) and be at least 12 years old.
Course duration: One day.
Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
Please note: All course prices include complete rental from our range of the latest and most modern Scubapro diving equipment; transportation to and from the dive sites in one of our air-conditioned mini-buses or by RIB boat; light refreshments (water, fruit juices and muffins); plus PADI certification on successful completion of your course.
Extras: Educational materials such as PADI Crewpacks and manuals (required reading for most courses) and diving equipment can be purchased from the Simply Diving shop. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm prices.