Drift Diver

It can be hard diving against a current – you get tired quickly and in some cases it means you can’t dive at all. But you can take advantage of a current and use it to actually improve your dive. Drift diving is done in a current where you enter the water in one location… and exit far far away! Drifting with the current is like flying underwater – you literally just go with the flow!

When you’re drift diving you can cover far more area than if you were just swimming along in slack water. This is useful for things like catching scallops, because you can just pick them up along the way.

The PADI Drift Diver course is designed to teach you the skills, knowledge and techniques for diving in a current. You will learn about the special equipment and how to control your buoyancy and position within the group.

What will I learn?

On your Drift Diver course you will learn about special equipment and techniques needed for diving with a current. You will also learn more about hazards, different types of currents and specific boat procedures. You will complete two boat dives with the following activities:

  • Entry and exit techniques
  • Maintaining neutral buoyancy
  • Ascents and descents in current
  • Safety stops in a current

What will I need?

  • Your own mask, snorkel, fins and boots
  • A surface marker buoy for boat diving
  • Two passport photos

Course costs: $349

This includes:

  • Instruction
  • PADI Drift Diver certification (which can be used towards your Master Scuba Diver rating)
  • Two boat dives
  • Airfills on the course
  • Gear hire if needed (except mask, snorkel, boots & fins)

To enquire about PADI Drift Diver courses please contact your Aquatic Adventures, or check our Calendar for dates.

Aquatic Adventures has two locations to serve scuba divers in the Victoria (Vic) area including


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