Become a PADI Dry Suit Diver
Dry Suit Divers stay warmer during their cold water dives. Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.
Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold 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, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.
PADI Dry Suit Diver Course
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.
What You’ll 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:
- Dry Suit Familiarization
- Safety Checks
- Entry Techniques
- 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
You may be able to Get College CreditThe British Columbia Ministry of Education (External Credentials Program for Industrial and Occupational Courses) has approved these courses for school credit: PADI Open Water Diver course (2 credits), PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course (4 credits) and PADI Rescue Diver (4 credits). Grade 10, 11 and 12 students simply present their PADI certification cards to the school administration to apply for credit. for the Drysuit Diver course.
Get Credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver
Scuba diving is a way to explore the underwater world in new and different ways.
PADI Specialty Diver courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to
enhance your exploration. You can take courses close to home or while on a scuba
vacation. course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
- Combine the course with the PADI Advanced Diver Course and save!
How To Start Today
Sign up for your Drysuit Diver Certification Course and start reading your Drysuit Diver Manual and watching the Drysuit Diver Video
If you’re 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.