Drift Diver Specialty

E-Learning Included: Yes
Card Included: Yes

Drift diving allows a diver to travel over a large area without expending much energy. You simply get neutrally buoyant and enjoy the dive as the scenery moves past you. The Drift Diver Course covers the “how-to’s” of drift diving from, how to enter and exit drifts, what to do if you get caught in a drift and wish to get out, how to get out of the drift to observe something special, and much more. The course will also introduce you to the various types of drift currents you may be diving in.

Who this course is for:
This course is designed to teach divers the skills, knowledge, and necessary techniques to properly conduct drift dives
Course prerequisites:
Open Water Scuba Diver, Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

The Drift Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
The Aquatic environment: causes and effects Tides Currents Waves Surge Equipment Floats Lines Reels Compass Planning and procedures Buddy organization Problems and hazards Buoyancy control Navigation Communications Safety stop procedures Entries and exits

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:
Plan a drift dive Briefing on dock before departure Review of drift diving procedures Captain’s brief and travel to dive destination Entry Exit Log dive Care of equipment
Attempt to use a different types of drift s or, at least, use a different entry point from the drift during the course
What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities without direct supervision of the Instructor* so long as the following limits are adhered to:
The diving activities approximate those of training The areas of activities approximate those of training Environmental conditions approximate those of training
*Note: Junior divers (ages 10-14) must participate in drift diving activities with a parent, guardian, or dive professional.
Complete two open water dives to a maximum depth no greater than 18 metres / 60 feet Follow the instructor on the first dive while he demonstrates proper use of float, lines and reels On the second dive the students must execute the skills learned on the first dive such as: planning, demonstrating and executing the skills they learned from the first dive