Dry Suit Diver

Stop Diving Wet

PADI Dry Suit Diver

Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive?  Then dive dry. Yes, dry!

Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.


Dry suit diver cold water

The Fun Part

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 cool/cold climate regions which are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.


What You Learn

Gain the knowledge and skills to safely put on, dive with, take off 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:

  • Dry Suit Familiarization
  • Safety Checks
  • Entry Techniques
  • Bubble Check
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Descent techniques
  • Fin Pivot Hover
  • 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

This certification requires: 1 classroom session followed by 1 pool practice session and then 2 Open Water dives one weekend.


What You Need:

GEAR:   A full scuba package appropriate to the water temperature of the diving environment.  You will be fitted with a dry suit at the shop from our available selection for use during this class.

MATERIALS:  PADI Dry Suit Manual.

For all your learning materials and equipment, and registration contact us today.

PREREQUISITES:  Must be Open Water Certified or higher.


What's Next

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver --  Dry Suit Diver counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating -- the highest non-professional rating in recreational diving.


For more information, available course dates and registration -- contact us and discuss options with one of our Team Members.