PADI Drift Specialty - Dive Centre | Scuba Dive Campbell River, BC

PADI Drift Diving Specialty

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Because of the large volume of nutrient-rich water that runs through Discovery Passage on a daily basis, life thrives. This also makes the majority of diving around Campbell River drift diving! Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating. You’ll feel like you’re flying!


Once you sign up for the course, your instructor will be in touch!

Knowledge Development: all theory may be completed at home through PADI eLearning or in the shop with your instructor.

Ocean Dives: over 2 ocean dives off of our boat "Ocean Guardian", you’ll learn drift diving techniques and procedures. You’ll also:

be introduced to drift diving equipment- floats, lines, and reels

Get an overview of aquatic currents - causes and effects

Practice buoyancy control, navigation, communication, and methods for staying close to your buddy as you drift along


Minimum Age: 12 years old

Certification: minimum Open Water (or Jr. Open Water) certification or equivalent

Medical: each student must complete a PADI medical form specifically for scuba diving. Click to view the PADI medical questionnaire 


All students must provide their own gear. If you need to rent, check out our rental prices and you will be charged upon pickup. All rental gear is 25% off when taking a course with us!

During your Drift course, you will use basic scuba gear (BCD, regulator, tanks, weights, drysuit or wetsuit). You will also use a dive computer and surface marker buoys.

We recommend investing in the following gear during or after your course: Mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, hood, and dive computer. These items have a specific fit to each diver, and having your own will make your experience more enjoyable and familiar.

We offer 15% off any gear purchases before or during your course.