Drift Diver

Drift Diver

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sound like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.

What will you learn?

Along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you’ll:

  • Receive an introduction to drift diving equipment – floats, lines and reels.
  • Get an overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects.
  • Practice with buoyancy control, navigation and communication during two drift dives.
  • Learn techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group as you float with the current.


How can you start learning now?

Pick up a PADI Drift Diver Manual and the Drift Diving video to start learning immediately. Stop by GLDL/LSS to enroll in the course and pick up your independent study materials.


Take the Next Step

The traditional course consists of one classroom session and two dives.  Dives are coordinated based on the schedule of the divers.  A great specialty to complete during our annual trip to Cozumel!

Traditional Course & Open Water Dives:   $158.19**

Drift Diver Card

** – Equipment Rental Fees, if necessary, and boat charter fees are additional.  Course fee include all materials, taxes, classroom, and instructor dive time.
*** – Private courses, Referral courses, and Refresher courses are available!