The Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sounds like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you. Along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you’ll:
-Receive an introduction to drift diving equipment – floats, lines and reels.
-Get an overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects.
-Practice with buoyancy control, navigation and communication during two drift dives.
-Learn techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group as you float with the current.
Prerequisites: Must be an Open Water Diver or a Junior Open Water Diver at least 12 yrs old
Class price includes:
-2 open water dives
-A comprehensive package of study materials and/or online course program
*Course fee does not include any other snorkel or scuba equipment. Students must provide their own personal gear (masks, fins, snorkels, boots) which are available for purchase at the dive store and our friendly staff can professionally fit you for these items, if needed. BC, Regulator with dive computer, and wetsuits are available to rent at a discounted daily rate for students enrolled in our Drift Diver course. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation and personal items (swim suit, towel, etc).
Additional Gear Required: finger spool & surface marker buoy (SMB). This a separate charge from the course fees.
Medical: Prior to taking this scuba class, you will need to complete a Continuing Education/Medical form. Please review this form and determine if you are eligible to take a scuba course or if you will need a doctor to sign-off on your form prior to starting the class. This information is required to enroll or begin any diver training.
Cancellations or Rescheduling: Cancellations or rescheduling require 48-hour notice. You may reschedule one time at no charge, after that any further adjustments will incur a $50 rescheduling fee per change. Cancellations are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.
Course Time: This course will be offered open request and based on instructor availability. It is the perfect course to take in conjunction with any of our trips (where conditions allow) as they are all led by instructors. Studies must be completed prior to travel.
Course Dates, pricing and other details: See Calendar Here
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