5 Tips and Tricks for better drift diving

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Drift diving is a fantastic and thrilling way to make your next ocean adventure an unforgettable experience! By letting the current carry you, rather than fighting against it, you will be able to enjoy diving with minimal effort. However, it is essential to remember a few important safety tips for a safe and enjoyable experience:

To ensure your safety, always remember the three “S” of drift diving: surface float, surface supervision, and SMB. Make sure there is someone keeping an eye on you from the surface and that you have a way to signal your location if you get separated from the group.

Additionally, it is crucial to keep a close eye on your depth gauge as the current can quickly carry you to different depths. If necessary, slow down or wait for the group by sticking to the bottom or a wall where the current is weaker.

During the dive, try to go with the flow and avoid swimming against the current to conserve your energy and air supply. Lastly, ensure that you only attempt drift diving in good visibility conditions, so that you can easily maintain visual contact with your group.

If you seek to experience the thrill of drift diving with professionals, consider joining us for a safe and exciting dive at Ras Mohamed, or take our PADI Drift Diver specialty course to gain the necessary confidence and skills.

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