Drift Diver Course

The PADI Drift Diver Course

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride youll 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 ship and knowing where you are the whole time.

The Fun Part

Drift Diving is approximately effortless and relaxing. You simply glide along and enjoy the hurry 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 friend or together as a group

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use every the basic scuba gear plus some scuba accessories such as floats, lines and reels. Aquatic Safaris has all the equipment you need for this class.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Drift Diver CrewPak is included in your course fee.


You must be:
  • A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • At least 12 years old

Upcoming Drift Diver Classes Full Instruction Schedule here

Class: Dates & Times: Instructor: Cost: Space


Minimum age 12 years.
Equipment provided by student Student is responsible for providing their own gear or can rent from Aquatic Safaris.
Services provided by Aquatic Safaris One class session, you pick the local ledge dives to do the 2 skills dives.
Course cost $150 per student.  Your payment secures your class spot and gets you the learning materials.
Required books & materials Drift Diver manual – included in course fee.
Additional expenses Cost of charter to a local ledge for the skills dives…maybe a tip for the boat crew.

Your Next Adventure

The Peak Performance Buoyancy course teaches you how to keep neutral buoyancy, which can come in handy while performing free ascents involved in most drift diving.
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