Dive Zone - Whitianga

10 Campbell St, Whitianga,3510

Drift Diver


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.

The Fun Part

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

During your PADI Drift Diver certification course, you learn about:

  • Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards 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

Your Next Adventure

The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course introduces you to scuba diving with underwater scooters, which can come in handy while drift diving.


Dive Zone Whitianga is enrolling now for Feb 2015 commencement of the NZQA Diploma In Professional Scuba Instruction Course!

Want to learn to dive in New Zealand, or considering a career in scuba diving? Check out our range of PADI dive courses, or browse our NZQA dive training programs, certificates and diplomas and join us in Whitianga in 2015!