Why PADI Drift Diver?

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time


What do I need to start?


• PADI Open Diver or Junior Open Water certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age: 12 years old


What will I do?


The course covers:

  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving

  • An introduction to drift diving equipment -- floats, lines, 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


How long will it take?


• You will self study the materials provided for the course and then attend a review session with your instructor.
• Minimum Open Water Training: 2 dives over 1 day


What will I need?


• Adventures in Diving Manual, Log Book, SMB and Reel


How much does it cost?


£85                           Incl materials?  Yes                            Incl Gear Hire?  Yes


Where can I go from here?

As a PADI Specialty and part of the adventures in diving programme, this course will count towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.
Get in touch for more info. 

Learn to Scuba Dive in Manchester

Dive Shop and Service Centre 

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Course Director 07973 937 316

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Training: Chris 07887 936 287
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