Drift diving in Thailand


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PADI Drift Diving Specialty Course

Instructor Training AvailableDrift diving is a relaxing and enjoyable form of diving that offers an alternative to using lines and other techniques to move against current. It is especially suited to areas with mild to strong current with long reefs, kelp forests or other topography within recreational depth limits. The current allows the diver to see more aquatic life and underwater formations than usual. However, drift diving is often performed more for the experience of underwater flight than for sightseeing.

Although it is typically conducted from a boat in open ocean, drift diving is also
possible from shore in rivers and areas with strong tidal currents. While it is an effective way to dive, it is typically difficult or impossible for divers to swim against currents for anything more than a short distance while drift diving. This raises potential concerns including staying together as a group, maintaining contact with the boat or (in the case of shore-based drift diving) not missing the exit point.

PADI Drift Diving Specialty Course: 1 Day and 2 dives 9,900 Baht

PADI Drift Diving Specialty Cours: 1 Day and 3 dives 10,500 Baht



The PADI Drift Diver Course with Kiwidiver

PADI 5 Star IDC centre in Phuket The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

Drift Diving is nearly effortless and relaxing. You simply glide along and enjoy the rush of flying underwater while the current does the work.

What You Learn

•Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, and problems of drift diving
•An introduction to drift diving equipment -- floats, lines, reels
•Buoyancy-control, navigation and communication for drift diving
•Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects
•Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group