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PADI Drift Diver Course Swindon Wiltshire

Do you love the feeling of gliding with the current, yet hate having to fight against it to get back to the boat or shore?  Our Drift Diver specialty course involves learning the best techniques to get the most out of diving in a drift, so that you can relax on your dive and let yourself fly through the water.


The course covers planning and organising a drift dive, equipment considerations, and techniques to control and maintain good buoyancy as well as guiding divers in the best method to ascend or descend and exit the water.

Drift Diver Pre-Requisites

Students must be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation.

Minimum age 12.  

All students must fill in a PADI Medical Questionnaire prior to participation.


What will I do?

The course consists of a knowledge development session and two open water dives which will cover:


Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving


Special equipment – floats, lines and reels


Proper procedures for buoyancy control, navigation and communication


Site selection, overview of aquatic currents, causes and effects


Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group

Session Duration

1 Evening for Theory

2 Open Water Dives - 1 Day


What’s included?

Includes all equipment hire, air, tuition, PADI Drift Diver Manual, PADI Certification fee. Not entry fees to dive sites.


How do I sign up?

To book your place please call or email us. A non-refundable deposit is required on booking to secure your place, and you will be issued with your training materials and confirmation of the start date.


What next?

Now that you have mastered the techniques for drift diving, enhance your safety as a drift diver by enrolling onto the PADI SMB Diver Specialty course. This course will teach you the essentials involved in deploying a SMB, particularly important for your boat to follow your progress on a drift dive.


How much does it cost?

Drift Diver course costs

£185 per person


Specialty - Drift Diver

Unit 2, Scuderia House, Newcombe Drive, Hawksworth Industrial Estate, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1EG

Email: info@jcscuba.net

PADI Dive Centre No. 21908

Telephone: 01793 423 363

IDEST Testing Centre No 7S

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