Drift Diver Course
Why fight the current when you can use it to fly effortlessly across miles of bottom? Drift diving is a popular activity in many parts of the world. It eliminates most of the work and many of the hazards associated with diving in strong currents. And, it’s fun. Lots of fun.
The Drift Diver course is designed to help you master the common protocols and procedures for drift diving, while at the same time minimizing many of the potential risks. It is a very “hands on” program and the best part is, you get to go drift diving.
Who Can Enroll? This course is open to divers who are:
- At least 12 years old.
- PADI Certified Junior Open Water Divers, Open Water Divers or equivalent.
- Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
What is involved? This course consists of:
- Self study with PADI Drift Diver Manual or eLearning and completion of knowledge reviews.
- Classroom sessions are most often in the form of going over knowledge reviews & thorough briefings at the dive site or at the dive store just prior to your trip and skills overview.
- There are 2 open water training dives required for certification.
Where and When?
Where and when do classes take place? These dives can be completed at:
- West Palm Beach, Florida
- Cozumel, Mexico
- Some areas of the Bahamas
Starting dates include:
- Any of our next trips that could include drift dives.
How much does it cost? The course fee is $99 per person and includes:
- Instructor briefings, Q & A session, and knowledge review discussions.
- 2 Drift Dive training dives.
- PADI certification w/ Card upon completion.
- We offer the Advanced and all Specialty dives on a “dive by dive” basis for $35.00 per dive on most any trip. You will need the PADI Manual for this course, available at Wet Set Scuba. Your PADI certification card is $35.00 once you complete all required dives and knowledge reviews.
As about our TDS Discount on Advanced and Specialty Dives.
Students are responsible for the costs of any dive travel and boat fee's, plus equipment rentals if needed.
Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:
- PADI Drift Diver Manual & Knowledge Reviews.
What equipment will you need? Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:
- Mask, snorkel, fins and boots.
- Adequate exposure protection.
- One cylinder per dive, per day.
- Weight system, weights.
- Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
- Regulator/alternate air source.
- Dive Computer.
- Audible surface signal (whistle).
- Surface signal (safety tube).
- Cutting tool.
- Dive tables and slate.
All of these items are available at Wet Set Scuba for sale or rent.
Divers doing the Advanced & Specialty dives are encouraged to own their own Scuba System for safety and comfort – you’ll be a better diver in equipment you are familiar with!
How to Enroll
Get Started Now: The best way to get started is to either call or visit Wet Set Scuba in Stockbridge, GA to pick up your PADI Drift Diver Manual and discuss your diving options. You can also get going right now by clicking on the PADI e-Learning link and scheduling your dives on our next trip.