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 world’s 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’re at least 10 years old and certified as an Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Dry Suit Diver course.
The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then you’ll learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you’ll practice:
You may be able to get college credit for the Dry Suit Diver course.
Also, the first dive of this course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask us about earning credit.
Course tuition includes:
*Scuba park admission, air fills and scuba equipment rental not included. Add $120 if you require rental regulator, BCD and dive computer.
Stop by or call us to enroll in the course and get the PADI Drysuit Diver Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before the dives, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your dry suit diving skills when you go diving with your Instructor.
Clearly a dry suit is necessary along with your basic scuba equipment. Your instructor will explain other gear or equipment options you may need to dive comfortably with your dry suit. For example, because you’re more buoyant in a dry suit than in a wetsuit, you may want a different weight system setup.
With your PADI Dry Suit Diver certification, you’re well on your way toward earning additional specialty diver certifications, the Advanced Open Water Diver certification, or the prestigious Master Scuba Diver certification. You may want to expand your diving skills even more with the Rescue Diver course. Ask your instructor or divemaster, stop by, or give us a call for more details.