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The PADI Drift Diver Course

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.

Prerequisites

To enrol in this course:

  • Participants must be at least 12 years old
  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver (Junior Open Water Diver) or higher
  • Before participants take part they must fill out Galaxsea's Application and Medical Forms

What You Learn

During your PADI Drift Diver certification course, you learn about:

  • 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
 

The Fun Part

Drift Diving is nearly effortless and relaxing. You simply glide along on a bed of current and enjoy the rush of flying underwater while the current does the work.

Your Next Adventure

The Diver Propulsion Vehicle course introduces you to scuba diving with underwater scooters, which can come in handy while drift diving.

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