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DRIFT DIVER The PADI Drift Diver Course

The PADI Drift Diver Course with Dive Force

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.

The Fun Part

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

During your PADI Drift Diver certification course, you learn about:

  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards 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

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact Dive Force.


Cost & Logistics

Drift dives are organised from dedicated diving boats, primarily based on the South coast. These boats are designed for divers and have lifts to help you out of the water. We use a number of locations, including: Swanage, Eastbourne and Brighton.

Prerequisites: Due to the challenges of drift diving in UK coastal waters, we require participants to be qualified to a minimum of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. Experience of using Surface Marker Buoys and diving in dry suits or qualification as a PADI Dry Suit Diver is advisable.

Cost: £110 manual and equipment are included. Site fees and transportation are excluded.

Additional materials:

  • DVD: £26
  • Wall certificate: £5


Your Next Adventure

Why don't you consider the PADI Boat Diver course which is very complementary to the Drift Diver course. Any certified diver can complete the Boat Diver course with Dive Force, which can help you reach the popular Master Scuba Diver rating.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the Dive Force Instructors.