PADI Drift Diver

Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating. The course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along.

The PADI 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 these sounds like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.

What the Course Entails

Along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you’ll:

Course Pre-requisites

Course Flow

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enrol in the Drift Diver specialty course.

How Can I Get Started?

Pick up a PADI Drift Diver Manual and the Drift Diving video to start learning immediately. Stop by your local PADI Dive Centre and Resort to enrol in the course and pick up your independent study materials.

What is the next adventure?

DPVs can come in handy when wreck diving because they let you tour more of the wreck, plus reduce your air consumption. You may want to consider the PADI Wreck Diver course while working your way to Master Scuba Diver.

Holidays featuring this Course

Solo Divers

Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort

Philippines, Mindoro & Anilao

The Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort is located in the heart of the Coral Triangle with spectacular scenery above and below the water. This idyllic resort has to be on every divers bucket list!

  • Boutique beach resort
  • 40 rooms and suites
  • Local nightlife
  • 5* PADI CDC dive centre on-site
  • Pool/Bar/Internet/Spa/Camera Room
  • Beachfront cocktail bar

Solo Divers

Atlantis Dumaguete

Philippines, The Visayas

The luxurious Atlantis Dumaguete is located on a long peaceful stretch of beach with out of this world diving close by including Apo Island, Siquijor and Dauin marine.

  • Dive Apo Island & Dauin Marine
  • 36 deluxe rooms
  • PADI 5* on-site dive centre
  • Spa, pool & gym
  • Full board lodging included
  • Resort set in lush gardens

Solo Divers

Marina Lodge At Port Ghalib

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib hotel is a beautifully decorated new resort offering comfort and a first class service to all guests.

  • Divers resort by the Marina
  • 203 rooms and suites
  • Half board basis
  • A favourite with our customers
  • Suitable for all types of divers
  • Emperor Divers next door

Solo Divers

Siladen Resort & Spa

Indonesia, Siladen Island

Siladen Resort & Spa is exclusively located in the heart of the world renowned Bunaken National Marine Park abundant with amazing marine life, this exquisite hotel is the perfect place to relax.

  • Island resort with sandy beach
  • 10 bungalows split into 20 rooms
  • Premium and deluxe rooms
  • Spa/Pool/Pool Bar/WIFI/
  • Full board basis
  • Great for couples and non-divers

Solo Divers

Bandos Island Resort & Spa

Maldives, Male Atoll

This luxurious and stunning tropical island resort voted as “The Island of Hospitality” will welcome you with smiles and sunshine whilst ensuring all your needs are catered for.

  • Located on North Male Atoll
  • On-site PADI dive centre
  • Private Island Resort
  • Sunset dolphin cruise & spa
  • House reef diving available
  • Kids club available

Solo Divers

Coco Reef Resort & Spa

Tobago, Tobago

The Coco Reef Resort & Spa is set at the end of a palm lined driveway in beautifully manicured tropical gardens overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

  • Beautiful private beach
  • BB/HB/FB basis
  • Ideal for couples & families
  • Relaxing Spa
  • PADI dive centre on-site
  • Great location in Crown Point

Solo Divers

Atmosphere Resort & Spa

Philippines, The Visayas

The Atmosphere Resort has an ideal location and offers comfort, quality and easy access to some of the top diving areas in the Philippines including Apo Island and the Dauin Marine Sanctuary.

  • Boutique Resort
  • PADI 5* dive centre & Free NITROX
  • Volcanic sand beach
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Ideal for families & couples
  • 20 minutes from Apo Island

Solo Divers

Buceo Anilao Beach & Dive Resort

Philippines, Mindoro & Anilao

Located at the end of Mabini, Buceo is the only resort in Anilao that has a sandy beach and is surrounded by a reef full of marine life for guests to take full advantage of.

  • Located South of Mabini
  • BB & HB basis
  • Family resort
  • Dive centre on site
  • Beachfront location
  • 10 exclusive cabanas

Solo Divers

Velidhu Island Resort

Maldives, Ari Atoll

The contemporary Velidhu Island Resort is located on a tropical island surrounded by a pristine coral reef teeming with exquisite marine life including barracuda, sharks, turtles and rays!

  • Located on North Ari Atoll
  • Private island resort
  • Beach & water bungalows
  • Spa facilities available
  • Euro Divers on-site
  • Ideal resort for couples

Solo Divers

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Maldives, Ari Atoll

The Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa surrounded by a beautiful lagoon offers you an enticing blend of fun, relaxation and luxury in a setting of extraordinary natural magnificence.

  • Located on South Ari Atoll
  • Beautiful House Reef
  • Euro Divers on-site
  • Private Island Resort
  • 180 Beach & Water Villas
  • Choice of restaurants & bars