Many of the worldwide diving destinations are famous for their currents. Always performed with the support of a diving boat, the drift dives allow divers to cover long distances underwater, possibly seeing more habitats and formations than usual.
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.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Drift Diver specialty course.
You’ll take the Drift Diver Manual to prepare the knowledge reviews and the afternoon before starting the dives you’ll meet your Instructor for a lesson by which discuss the knowledge reviews and to plan the 2 dives of the course.
What will you learn?
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
PADI Drift Diver manual and certification, full scuba equipment (BCD, regulator, dive computer, wet suit, fins, mask, weights, tanks), water and a snack onboard
Transfer from/to the hotel
**** IMPORTANT ****
If you’re staying at Sandos Caracol or Playacar, you must pay a fee of 12 usd per diving trip concept of direct transportation from the hotel.
This fee need to be paid before boarding.