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Harness the thrill of underwater currents as you master techniques for safe and exhilarating drift diving, exploring diverse marine environments with the guidance of experienced PADI instructors.

Continuing Education

PADI Drift Diver

he PADI Drift Diver course is an exciting exploration into the dynamic world of underwater currents, providing divers with the skills and knowledge to navigate effortlessly in moving waters. Tailored for those seeking adventure, this course enhances your ability to dive in drift conditions while emphasizing safety, control, and environmental awareness.

Key Components:

  1. Understanding Currents: Gain insights into the science of underwater currents, learning how to read and interpret them to maximize your diving experience.
  2. Equipment and Techniques: Discover specialized equipment and techniques for drift diving, including buoyancy control, navigation strategies, and methods for staying connected with your dive group in challenging current conditions.
  3. Environmental Awareness: Embrace a heightened sense of environmental awareness, understanding the impact of currents on marine life and ecosystems.
  4. Practical Application: Experience the thrill of drift diving through a series of guided dives led by our experienced PADI instructors. These dives allow you to apply your knowledge in real-world current conditions while learning to navigate with ease and precision.

Adventure and Exploration: Drift diving offers a unique and exhilarating underwater experience, allowing you to cover more ground effortlessly and encounter a variety of marine life drawn to nutrient-rich currents. The course encourages a sense of adventure as you glide through underwater landscapes with the flow of the current.

Prerequisites: To enroll in the PADI Drift Diver course, you must be at least 12 years old and hold a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent).

Certification and Continued Exploration: Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll receive the PADI Drift Diver certification, acknowledging your expertise in navigating currents. This certification not only enhances your diving skills but also opens up opportunities to explore diverse and dynamic underwater environments with confidence and proficiency.

Motivations And Learning Goals

Take this course if you want to

  • Experience drift diving under the guidance of an instructor
  • Feel self-assured while diving in challenging currents
  • Gain knowledge about aquatic currents, including their causes and effects

You will learn to

  • Deploy surface signaling equipment effectively
  • Stay close to your buddy
  • Perform entries and descents in a current


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eLearning Time Commitment

4 hours

Total Time Commitment

1 days

Number of Open Water Dives



Minimum Age

12 years

Required Certifications

Open Water Diver


Please note that the prerequisites for our PADI courses are set by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), the world's leading scuba diving training organization. PADI establishes these prerequisites to ensure that participants have the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to safely enjoy and benefit from the training. At Scubacations Dive Resort, we are proud to follow and uphold all PADI rules and guidelines. By adhering to these standards, we aim to provide you with top-notch training that not only meets but exceeds industry standards. Learn more

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