PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course Phuket

PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course Phuket

Program Duration One day
Availability Every day
Minimum Age 10 years old
Certification Level Needed Open Water Diver
Instruction Private

Course Overview

Ever felt like a salmon battling upstream against the current? Wanted to just lie back and relax and head downstream? Now is your chance to learn and practice techniques for diving in currents and drifting along. Plan your entry and exit points, practice descents and ascents whilst drifting along and also how to use surface floats. Go on, jump in and go with the flow!

Dive Program

With a few simple steps increase your dive skills/certification level and find yourself surrounded by fishes in nature's aquarium.

Steps Action
One Before the course, read the Drift Diver specialty manual and complete some questionnaires.
Two Discuss the questionnaires with your dive instructor and practice any skills above water that you may need for the dives.
Three Complete two or three dives using the new skills you have learnt. Explore the local reefs with your instructor and have your breath taken away by the amazing beauty of our local reefs!

Three Reasons To Dive With Us

With so many choices of who to dive with in Phuket, why choose us? Here are three good reasons:

  • Safety: This should be the first priority of every diver when diving anywhere, especially in a new place. With over 30 years between us of diving in Phuket we have an excellent safety record. This is due to our vast experience of diving in general but also because of our local knowledge. Our focus is on preventing problems from occurring rather than having to solve them.
  • Quality: We started our own diving company in Phuket because we felt unable to offer the quality we wanted when working for the bigger companies. Rather than being about profits we wanted to be about personal service. This is why we became the first dive company to offer diving courses in Phuket with only private instruction. We continue to do this and to stay small rather than give up our principles and make more money.
  • Fun: You don't dive because you have to, you dive to have fun. Us too! There is no place on this planet that we prefer to be than underwater. We never get bored of being surrounded by fishes. If we can help you to have as much fun diving as we do then it will probably be the best experience of your time in Phuket!

Private Instruction

To enable us to give you the safest and best diving experience, we only offer private tuition for all our diving courses in Phuket. Read about how this benefits you here.

Online Booking Discounts

Online booking discounts of between 5% and 20% are available on all course prices depending on the number of students. Terms and conditions apply.


Certified divers and snorkellers are welcome to join on the trips too. Certified divers can receive a 10% discount off the standard trip price if diving with the student(s). Full trip price list here.

Program Packages/Prices


2 Boat Dives
Full Day

  • Normal Price: 8,400 baht each
  • 1 student: 7,980 baht each
  • 2 students: 7,140 baht each
  • 3+ students: 6,720 baht each


3 Boat Dives
Full Day

  • Normal Price: 9,400 baht each
  • 1 student: 8,930 baht each
  • 2 students: 7,990 baht each
  • 3+ students: 7,520 baht each

What's Included (no hidden extras)

Item Gold Platinum
Private Instructor
PADI Boat Diver Specialty Manual
Certification Costs
No. of Dives Two Three
Destination Racha Yai Island Choice of 3 destinations^
Boat Trip
Hotel Transfers*
Dive Insurance
Scuba Equipment

^Choice of King Cruiser wreck trip, Phi Phi Islands OR Racha Noi/Yai Islands.

*Complimentary transfers are only included for boat trips. Free transfers to/from hotels are from the following towns: Chalong, Kamala, Kata, Karon, Patong, Rawai*.Transfers are also available from other areas around Phuket for a small surcharge. Prices available on request.

Scuba Equipment

Scuba equipment is NOT included in the price for this course. Full sets (BCD, regulator, mask, wetsuit and fins) can be rented as follows:

  • Full set: 500 baht per diver per day
  • Full set + computer: 650 baht per diver per day

Please note dive computer use is compulsory for this course

Phi Phi Park Fees

The Thai government has introduced a National Park Fee for all visitors to Phi Phi islands of 600 baht per diver per day and 400 baht per non-diver per day. This is in addition to any Phi Phi trip price and will be payable in cash (Thai Baht) direct to the boat tour leader on the day of the trip.

Dive Sites

King Cruiser wreck

An amazing 80 metre long wreck surrounded by large schools of fishes!

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Phi Phi Islands

Colourful soft corals and sea fans plus a chance of a shark or turtle.

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Racha Yai Island

Generally clear water, wonderful marine life with dives in sheltered bays.

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Racha Noi Island

A great mix of landscapes/marine life where larger wildlife can be spotted including turtles.

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