Drift Diver Specialty

Imagine diving along a reef wall and being able to just hover and watch, as everything comes to you and drifts on by! Using less effort your air consumption drops, and you’ll also get longer in the water. Diving in a current has its own hazards, but with the right skills and knowledge it can be a great experience, and it feels like flying!

You will learn the theory, skills, problems and hazards of drift diving and the special equipment used (SMBs, lines, reels). Training also includes procedures for buoyancy-control, navigation and communication, site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects, and techniques for ensuring you stay with your buddy or group.

PADI Drift Diver Specialty


Two training dives can be completed over one day.

PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification. You must be minimum of 12 years old and medically fit to dive.

• Learning materials
• Instruction
• Air fills
• Use of our equipment
• Certification & card on completion

Any completed forms we have requested and your learning pack. Any dive gear of your own that you wish to use.

Want to know more about which courses you can do next?
Check out the COURSE PROGRESSION CHART or get in touch with us to discuss options.

We look forward to diving with you soon:)

For more information please email info@divesouth.co.uk