PADI Drift Diver Specialty Training - Pattaya, Thailand

PADI Drift Diver Specialty Pattaya Thailand

PADI Drift Diver Specialty Training

Drift Diving is effortless and relaxing. You simply glide with the current and feel the rush of flying underwater. Pattaya has some great dive sites for drift diving. Koh Sak and Koh Krok can have especially strong currents allowing for a very exciting dive.

The Hardeep Ship wreck in Samesan can be subject to a lovely tidal current. If timed correctly it is possible to drift onto and along the wreck. Of course, with this type of diving come special procedures that you need to know so you can maximize your fun underwater. Hence the PADI Drift Diver Specialty

What do I need to start the PADI Drift Diver Specialty?
  • Be a certified PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation).
  • Minimum age: 12 years old.
  • Want to experience the thill of drift diving on to the Hardeep wreck in Samesan!
What will I do during the PADI Drift Diver course?
During your PADI Drift Diver Specialty course, you’ll learn about drift dive planning, organization, techniques and potential hazards, as well as special scuba equipment and procedures like buoyancy. But it’s not all theory because you’ll go on two open water dives where you can put your new knowledge into action.
How long will the training take?
  •  Recommended Course Hours: 12
  •  Minimum Open Water Training: as little as one day
  •  2 Open Water Dives

With an advanced booking Mermaids can schedule the PADI Drift Diver Specialty for any day of the week.

Other PADI specialty training available at Mermaids:

Mermaids offer the full range of PADI Specialty courses that can be taught in tropical waters. We can work around your holiday schedule with notice.


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