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PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sound like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.

Along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you’ll:

  • Receive an introduction to drift diving equipment – floats, lines and reels
  • Get an overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects
  • Practice with buoyancy control, navigation and communication during two drift dives
  • Learn techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group as you float with the current

Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 12 years old
  • Certified as a PADI Open Water Diver level or equivalent
  • Able to either answer NO to all questions on the standard Medical History Form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class

What Is Involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study
  • One classroom session
  • Two open water training dives

Where And When Do Classes Take Place?

Self study takes place at the comfort of your home. Classroom session takes place right here at Squalo Divers. Optional open water dives take place at one of more than 50 dive sites that we have to offer.

Drift Diving Specialty classes start at any time. Classroom session is done during regular store hours. Open water training dives are done any day of the week. All activities take place by appointment only. 

What Is Included In The Cost?

The course fee includes:

  • All instruction
  • Two open water training dives
  • Use of air tanks and weights
  • Certification card processing

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Transportation to and from all dive/training sites
  • Food and drinks

What Equipment Will You Need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Scuba mask, scuba snorkel, scuba fins +
  • Wetsuit *+
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) *+
  • Regulator *+
  • Dive watch or dive computer *+
  • Delayed signal marker buoy (DSMB) +
  • Underwater compass *+
  • Whistle +
  • Silicone mouthpiece +
  • Cutting tool (knife, scissor, etc) +
  • Gear bag +
  • Bathing suit and towel

    * Items are available for rent at Squalo Divers.

    + Items are available for purchase at Squalo Divers.