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
Practical skills you’ll master in this course:
Dry Suit Familiarization
Excess gas in feet emergency roll drill
Stuck inflator emergency drill
Stuck exhaust valve emergency drill
Remove and replace scuba unit and weight belt on the surface
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
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
(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