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 SDI 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.
What you can expect to learn
The SDI Drift Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
- The Aquatic environment: causes and effects
- Planning and procedures
- Buddy organization
- Problems and hazards
- Buoyancy control
- 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
- 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
Course Equipment Requirements
- Basic Scuba Equipment
- SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
- Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
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