Drift Dive Specialty Course

Go for a ride!

So you want to relax and enjoy the dive! Well Drift Diving was made for you! Experience silently gliding over rocks and ledges, walls and cliffs. Floating effortlessly with the fish and taking a tour of the coral and reefs – just going for the ride!

In Guardian Scuba’s Drift Diving class you’ll learn not only proper Drift Diving techniques such as entries and exits, but you’ll learn about currents and tides. We’ll also discuss many different types of dive operations and understand the unique issues that come with drift diving – like carrying a reel and float, sending up a surface marker and finding your buddy when diving in a current.

If you want to learn more about Drift Diving, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don't want to sign up for the course.

Course Content:

Nuances of drift diving
Preparing for the dive
Entering and exiting your boat
Handling special gear and equipment
Safety concerns in open water drift diving

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.


Guardian Scuba offers regularly scheduled Drift Diving Courses that consist of your home study material, 1-2 hour academic session and 2 Drift Dives. This class is usually conducted with an evening academic session followed by a two tank charter boat dive trip.

Cost: $199

The cost includes all course materials, instruction, tanks, air, weights, charter boat fees and certification card. Not included: dive charter crew tips and dive gear. Regulators, Dive Computers and Buoyancy Compensators are available for rent. Mask, Fins, Snorkel and Wetsuit (optional) must be provided by each diver.