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DRIFT DIVER The PADI Drift Diver Course

The PADI Drift Diver Course

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

Course Details

  • COURSE PRICE & DURATION:$225 (includes all course materials) 
  • Duration: As little as 1 day!  
  • COURSE CONTENTS: Knowledge development and Two Open Water Dives  
  • EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:Diver Float Markers, One Visual and One Audible Signaling Device (available for rental)
  • RECOMMENDED TEXTS:PADI Drift Diver Manual and Video 
  • LINKS:Medical Statement (pdf)

Your Next Adventure

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