Drift Diver Specialty Course
After completing the PADI Drift Diver course you will find drift diving is a relaxing and enjoyable form of diving that offers an alternative to using lines and other techniques to move against current. It is especially suited to areas with mild to strong current with long reefs, kelp forests or other topography within recreational depth limits. The current allows the diver to see more aquatic life and underwater formations than usual. However, drift diving is often performed more for the experience of underwater flight than for sightseeing.
Although it is typically conducted from a boat in open ocean, drift diving is also possible from shore in rivers and areas with strong tidal currents. While it is an effective way to dive, it is typically difficult or impossible for divers to swim against currents for anything more than a short distance while drift diving. This raises potential concerns including staying together as a group, maintaining contact with the boat or (in the case of shore-based drift diving) not missing the exit point.
PADI Drift Diving Specialty Course: 1 Day and 2 dives 9,900 Baht
PADI Drift Diving Specialty Course: 1 Day and 3 dives 10,500 Baht
The PADI Drift Diver Course with Kiwidiver
PADI 5 Star IDC centre in Phuket The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.
Drift Diving is nearly effortless and relaxing. You simply glide along and enjoy the rush of flying underwater while the current does the work.
What You Learn:
•Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, and problems of drift diving
•An introduction to drift diving equipment — floats, lines, reels
•Buoyancy-control, navigation and communication for drift diving
•Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects
•Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group
Master Scuba Diver Challenge
5 specialties in 5 days Master Scuba Diver Challenge - Take the PADI MSD challenge with Kiwidiver and become one of the many divers to achieve Master Scuba Diver with Kiwidiver. Already a PADI MSD - don't worry, you can still get the incredible five specialties in a five day package.
Spend 5 days with your own PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer working towards your goal of becoming a confident experienced diver. Your PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer will not only coach you in the 5 specialty areas you are completing but also assist with advice and training in boat diving, buoyancy, air consumption and many other areas.
Some specialties have special requirements or require special equipment. And some are only available at certain times of the year. As this program can is tailored for each individual and specialties & pricing may change depending on the Specialties you need to do. Kiwidiver helps with free registration with PADI as a Master Scuba Diver. Please contact us for further details.
For instructors we also teach the Master Scuba Diver Trainer instructor level. We teach Specialty instructor for all the specialties we teach at diver level. See our Instructor Training website for details.