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Drift Diver Specialty

Class Description: In many locations there is a water current that will cause a diver to drift during the dive. The Drift Diver Specialty teaches you what to expect and how to act during a drift dive.

About the Class: You begin by reviewing the Drift Diver Manual and completing the Knowledge Reviews. We get together for a classroom session to review the Knowledge Reviews and discuss the techniques and equipment involved in drift diving. You then finish by completing two drift dives. The lakes and quarries don't have a current so we usually do the drift dives during a dive trip to a place with a drifting current, such as Cozumel.

What You Can Do: You will be comfortable in diving in a current, be able to do your safety stop while drifting and deploy a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) to signal boats to your location.

Prerequisites: You must be at least 12 years old and a Junior/Open Water Diver.

Equipment: You will want to have a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy to practice deploying.

Costs: Info coming soon.

What's Next: Take a dive trip to an area with a drifting current. The Drift Diver Specialty counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.

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