Ride the ocean stream! You can drift dive at various exotic places in the world. It is a popular activity in far off places like Malaysia’s Barracuda point and Micronesia’s Blue Corner Wall. Scuba divers find drift diving to be both relaxing and exhilarating because mostly floating is envolved. Drift diving takes more than just donning your gear, getting into the water, and drifting along the ocean’s stream. Knowing what to expect and how to cope with the most usual yet potentially dangerous situations during drift dive can help prevent problems before they arise. Thus allowing you and your dive buddies to enjoy the entire drift dive while making it to your final pick up point safely.
THE FUN PART
Being able to drift dive off of Oahu’s Kaena Point State Park is perhaps the best part of getting your Drift Diver Certification in Oahu. The area is located to Oahu’s most NW point, a secluded area notorious for its shark inhabitants and strong currents.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
We will teach you about the advantages of drift-diving, about drift environments, the types of drift diving, surface supervision, drifting techniques, drift diving hazards (what to look out for), frequent drift divng problems, proper drift techniques and equipment needed for drift diving safety.
DRIFT DIVER COURSE ADMISSION
Submit a Drift Diver student application form , Medical Questionnaire / Statement, Rental Agreement form, and the Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement form. If the new diver answers “yes” to any condition on the form’s medical history section, the diver must receive medical approval prior to any in-water activities.
DRIFT DIVER REQUIREMENTS
• 12 years old
• Two open water dives
**Divers who are 12 years old will earn a Junior Drift Diver Certification**
• Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver Certification
WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED?
• a 100’ Finger Spool or 250’ Line Reel
• a surface marker buoy (SMB)
• one audible signalling device
• Lines, knife/diver tool capable of cutting line
• Oceanus Divers will provide all of the scuba gear you need to take this course
SELECT ACADEMIC MATERIALS
**Please call our office to learn what your options are**
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Tuition – $395.00 plus the cost of your academic materials
YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE
After completing CPR and first aid (if you have not yet taken a class) and the Advanced Diver Rescue Course you should take the Search and Recovery course. Together these three courses ameliorate your ability to handle scuba diving emergencies. If you want to enhance your rescues skills even further, the Advanced Rescue Scuba Diver Course is the way to go. All these will help to prepare you for the Master Scuba Diver Course.