Drift Diver

Who should take this course?

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy scuba diving down rivers and using ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving is relaxing and exhilarating.

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Drift Diver specialty course.

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.
Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Contact Captain Ron at ron@captronsdiving.com to enroll in the course and pick up your independent study materials to start learning now.

Materials and Course Cost


What scuba gear will you use?

Along with your basic scuba equipment, you’ll learn to use various surface marker buoys and floats with lines and reels. Ask Captain Ron about other equipment you may need to get the most of your drift dives.

Next Step

Start soaring and earn your next certification:

Enroll in a Drift Diver course.