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PADI Dry Suit Diver Course




Wanna stay warm 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 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.


During this course you will 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 will also learn about:

  • Dry suit buoyancy control skills
  • Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair
  • Undergarment (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the dry suit) options
PADI Drysuit Diver
Dive Anywhere in any Season


Practical skills you’ll master in this course:

  • Dry Suit Familiarization
  • Safety Checks
  • Entry Techniques
  • Bubble Check
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Descent techniques
  • Hover
  • Excess gas in feet emergency roll drill


  • Fin Pivot
  • 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



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 learning materials you need:


The PADI Dry Suit Diving manual is the owner’s guide you didn’t get with your dry suit. Topics include:

  • Basic dry suit repairs,
  • How to pack a dry suit to prevent damage
  • Maintenance tips
    (This manual is available for purchase at our dive shop so you can get it on your arrival to the dive centre)


This course requires a minimum time duration of 1 day.

PADI Drysuit Diver
Course Manual




What does this package include?

  • Full equipment rental (excl. dry suit)
  • 2 Open Water dives
  • Theory reviews
  • Final Certification

What do I need to start?

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver
    (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • Be at least 10 years old



What costs are involved ?


Kindly note that you will have to have your own dry suit to be able to enroll to this course. Also check our special offer on Dry suits purchases from Malta at very competitive prices.


Request more information --------------------------------- Book this package now



Your Next Adventure:

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 Discover Tec Diving experience.