DRIFT DIVER

 

 

Taking the PADI Drift Diver course can be beneficial for divers who are interested in exploring drift diving environments, where currents carry you along the dive site.

STEPS

 

Purchase your course material from our diveshop, you may choose from having the PADI Manual or PADI eLearning. If you have a busy schedule we suggest PADI eLearning to fit easily your scuba lessons during your work or at home. Work at your own pace, online or offline, connect with your instructor for inwater training, or whenever you have a question.

eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

During two dives in a current, you’ll practice buoyancy control, navigation and buddy communication. Practice using a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB), float, line, reel, or other drift diving safety equipment.

  • Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)
  • Total time commitment: 1-2 days
  • Minimum age: 12 years or older
  • Training Fee: PHP 12,500.00

THINGS TO CONSIDER

MORE INFORMATION:

Minimum age: 12 or older

Course prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver

OTHER COSTS AND EQUIPMENT

This course requires both knowledge development and in-person training for certification.

When you purchase the PADI eLearning course or PADI Manual (diveshop), the cost covers the knowledge development portion only.

There is an additional cost to complete your practical training with a PADI Instructor. Please contact your PADI Dive Center or Resort for pricing. If you do not own a set of scuba equipment, you will need to rent gear.

In addition to basic scuba equipment, you’ll use various surface marker buoys and floats with lines and reels. A surface marker buoy (SMB) is important safety equipment – no matter where you dive. You are required to have one prior to your course so you can practice using it and become familiar with how it works.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. Avoid disappointment, review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).