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Drift Diving Specialty Course
Many of the worlds best diving is in high current areas. Rather than fight the current, drift with it. In some sites, the current carries you far faster than you could swim, sailing you along effortlessly. Drifting with the current and not having to worry about returning to the boat, lets you relax and concentrate on the dive. This is as close as it gets to effortless diving.
With the steady current along our coast and the long reef systems we have, Drift Diving is a common occurance here and is one of our most popular specialty courses.
Drift 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. 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 missing the exit point. Thus, the goal of this course is to teach student divers a systematic, methodical approach to drift diving, with an overview of regional and situational variables in the techniques used. Student divers will develop the techniques involved in drift diving within recreational limits. The best way to learn drift diving is to do it. Come join us.
Dive requirement: 2 Boat Dives in 1 dayCost: $295 US per diver
Multi-Diver Discount: three or more divers joining together will get a 10% multi-diver discount off the cost of the coursePrerequisites: 12 years of age and must hold a PADI Open Water Certification or the equivilent from another recognized training agency.
Please email us your schedule of dates you would be available to dive in Tulum. This course is not on schedule everyday, but if you let us know when you will be here we will do our best to get one scheduled for you.