What you will 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?

Pick up a PADI Drift Diver Manual and the Drift Diving video to start learning immediately. Stop at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center to enroll in the course and pick up your independent study materials.

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 your PADI Instructor at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center about other equipment you may need to get the most of your drift dives.

Equipment needed:

Choosing and using your scuba gear is part of the fun of diving. In Tarpoon Lagoon we will help you find the right gear. Each piece of scuba equipment has a different function so that together, it adapts you to the underwater world.

Basic equipment:

Specialty Equipment:

Depending on your course of choice, you may need some topic specific equipment in order to complete the course successfully. These items may include things like a camera, wreck diving arrows, flashlights or gloves. Be sure to inquire about what you need for each lesson and the Tarpoon Lagoon staff will be happy to guide you in your selections. 

These have a personal fit, and Tarpoon Lagoon we will help you choose gear with the best fit and features for you. 

    The kind of gear you’ll need depends on the conditions where you dive most.

    ** 10% OFF for our students.

    Personal items to bring:

    • Swimsuit
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Sandals
    • Change clothes
    • Lunch / Money