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Drift Diver Specialty

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Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating. The course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along.

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.

The Drift Diver Specialty Course has two parts:

  • Knowledge Development (you will be given a course manual for you to study, independently prior to your open water dives) with an introduction to drift diving equipment – floats, lines and reels, get an overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects.
  • 2 x Open Water Dives from our boat to practice drift diving techniques and procedures, buoyancy control, navigation and communication during two drift dives. You will also cover techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group as you float with the current.

The course takes place over 1 day.

Courses are run around our boat schedule.

Equipment rental is free of charge for this course.

Prerequisites:
  • PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification
  • 10+ logged dives
  • Comfortable diving in NZ waters
  • Medical Statement filled out

First - purchase your course online.  Next, we'll get in contact and give you dates, and your course information pack.  This pack includes all the course details, online training information (if applicable), medical forms, etc.

  • On the medical form, you will need to answer a few questions. Please read the form carefully before filling it out. If you answer YES to ANY of the questions, you will need a doctor to sign the form stating you are fit to learn to dive. If the answers are all NO, you don't need to see a doctor.  Please get in touch if you have any questions.  You can find the form here.
  • If your course includes online training, you can start right away with your online training code.
Drift Diver Specialty