The Dive Shop Drift Diver

Improve Your Skills - Drift Diver

PADI Drift Diver course.

PADI Drift Diver Course Details

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.

So what's the fun of drift diving?

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 do I need to start?

Pick up a PADI Drift Diver Manual and the Drift Diving video to start learning immediately. Stop by The Dive Shop to enroll in the course and pick up your independent study materials. 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 I learn?

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

  • 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

The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

Course Cost - $130 

Class and PADI Drift Diver manual.


Certification Dives Include:

  • Drift Specialty = 2 dives (1st dive counts towards your AOW certification)


Call 520-326-DIVE to register for the PADI Drift Diver class.

The Dive Shop is a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center

The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.