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Drift diving is NOT so relaxing!

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by fisherdvm, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. scuba5150

    scuba5150 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
    I've done most of my diving between Key Largo and Jupiter in South Florida, and enjoy both the wreck diving and drift diving. When the currents are strong, however, I'd rather be on drift dive than wreck dive any day. Pulling yourself down the line to the wreck can be a pain and when hanging on the line at the safety stop you're being blown horizontally. While on the wreck, you're fighting the current (and using more air) while trying to explore around. Sometimes, the current is so strong you just have to hang onto the wreck until it's time to go up, which I hate to do 'cause the wrecks are covered with growth. It's still a fun dive, but drifting with the current on those days is better for me.
  2. Bookmon

    Bookmon Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Alabama
    If I recall, that’s the zoom zoom racing current drift dive. Screw photos, just go. Awesome fun. Did it first time a few weeks ago. Where was that dive back in my 40s or 50s?! First time in Coz that a boat would go there and not some puppy drift dive near shore.

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