Dry Suit Diver
Who should take this course?
Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the worlds cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.
If you are at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Dry Suit Diver course.
What will you learn?
The first thing you will discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you will do. Then you will learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you will practice:
Also, 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.
- Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
- Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.
- Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.
How can you start learning now?
Stop by the Dive Centre to enroll in the course and pick up a PADI Dry Suit Diver Manual and Dry Suit Diving video. By reading the manual and watching the video before class, you will be ready to get into the water with your instructor and start practising with your dry suit.
What scuba gear will you use?
Clearly a dry suit is necessary along with your basic scuba equipment. Your PADI Instructor will explain other gear or equipment options you may need to dive comfortably with your dry suit. For example, because you are more buoyant in a dry suit than in a wet suit, you may want a different weight system setup.