Niagara River Drift Dives (Shore) and PADI Drift Diver Course
June 24 and 25, this is a 2 day event. Designated for the PADI Drift Diving Course and for pleasure Divers
Number of divers: 20
This dive has been designated to run a PADI Drift Diving course. You should
Contact Training Director Jack Purchase for more information on this exhilarating course to enroll in the course. Other divers are welcome to follow along. Divers will enter from the railway bridge and drift down river with the current.
The Niagara River is the perfect site for a drift diving, it has many entry points and lots of interesting things to see along your drift dive, in a barge, that with a little planning you can drift over top of, there is also lots of big fish to see throughout the dive. A full 7mm wet suit and hood may not be required as the Niagara River is relatively warm, 21C or 70F, but bring them along just in case. Wearing a hood is suggested for bacteria reasons. You will need gloves and boots because there are zebra mussels, which could cut your hands and feet. Don’t forget to bring extra weights. Depths can vary from 20 -40 feet. A dive float and flag ( No sausage type floats ) and a dive light (for experienced divers considering a night dive) are required. We plan to do two dives on Saturday.
Reservations can be made at Riverside Park campground. After the second drift dive on Saturday and dropping off tanks for filling, we will proceed to have dinner. Dinner can be planned as a group, or as individuals. Please discuss with your Dive Master a few days prior to the weekend