Drift Diver

PADI Drift Diver Course


Who Should Take This Course?

The Drift Diver speciality is perfect for those divers looking to gain confidence diving in currents and become comfortable with the techniques needed to keep in touch with their buddies and the dive boat too.

In the very tidal waters of the UK we have some fantastic drift diving opportunities, but this type of diving certainly has its challenges, so come and take the course and learn how best to enjoy this relaxing type of diving.


What Will You Learn?

Across two boat dives you’re going to learn how to manage your buoyancy whilst on a drift dive, communicate with your dive buddy and practice the use of a DSMB to keep in touch with your dive boat on the surface. With all of these things in place you can relax back into the dive, letting the current move you along on one of the most relaxing dives you will ever complete. You will also:

  • Gain experience using drift diving equipment including 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


What Scuba Kit Will You Use?

You’re going to need your normal set of scuba kit and exposure protection. In addition to this you’re going to be using a DSMB on every dive, and practising with reels or spools to manage your line. We can also discuss and practice using more specialist equipment such as reef hooks, which are commonly used abroad in destinations with lots of drift diving such as the Maldives.

The course cost includes all training, course materials and certification, with boat fees payable directly to the operator on the day of the course. The boat dive cost varies between locations, but typical boat costs will be around £50 for two drift dives.


Ready To Book?

Simply choose from one of our available course dates below. A £100 deposit will secure your chosen course start date, and the balance can be paid any time before the end of your training. If you don’t see any suitable dates, please get in touch and we can try to accommodate your request.

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