Wanna stay hot and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cool water.
The Fun Part
Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cool water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months – especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, youre equipped to scuba dive some of the worlds amazing dive sites in the worlds cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.
What You Learn
Gain the knowledge and skills to safely don, dive with, doff and store a dry-suit. Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit. You learn:
- Dry suit buoyancy control skills
- Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair
- Undergarment (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the dry suit) options
Practical skills you’ll master in this course, some in the pool and others in the ocean:
- Dry Suit Familiarization
- Safety Checks
- Entry Techniques
- Bubble Check
- Buoyancy Check
- Descent techniques
- Fin Pivot
- Excess gas in feet emergency roll drill
- Stuck inflator emergency drill
- Stuck exhaust valve emergency drill
- Ascent procedure Remove and replace scuba unit and weight belt on the surface
- Exit techniques Removal of dry suit, storage and maintenance
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Dry Suit Diving crewpak (DVD and manual) is the owners guide you didn’t acquire with your dry suit. Topics include:
- Basic dry suit repairs,
- How to pack a dry suit to prevent damage
- Maintenance tips
Additionally, the course materials preview skills and activities you’ll practice in the PADI Dry Suit Specialty course including
- Handling and avoiding potential problems
- Buoyancy control.
The Dry Suit Diving Crewpak is included in your course fee.
You must be
- A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or withhold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
- At least 10 years old
Upcoming Dry Suit Diver Classes Full Instruction Schedule here
|Class:||Dates & Times:||Instructor||Cost:||Space
|Minimum age||10 years.|
|Equipment provided by student||Student is responsible for providing their own gear, including dry suit.|
|Services provided by Aquatic Safaris||classroom session, pool session.|
|Course cost||$185 per student. Your payment secures your class spot and gets you the learning materials.|
|Required books & materials||Dry Suit Diver Crewpak – included in course fee.|
|Additional expenses||Charter for the skills dives.|
Your Next Adventure
Scuba diving with a dry suit is useful when diving many types of dive sites. A dry suit is critical when ice diving and sometimes while altitude diving.
Many technical divers wear dry suits on almost every dive due to the length of the time spent underwater. The longer the diver is in the water, the more thermal protection is required. If technical diving is something that interests you, check out the Tec Diving experience.