Of the exposure suit types available, the modern dry suit opens the door to comfortable
diving in the coolest water - in some instances, you may be warmer diving than top
side preparing to dive! Depending on where you are , a dry suit may mean the difference
between a long comfortable dive and a short shivering one, or between diving year
round versus only a few month in the warm season.
While the dry suit offers the most insulation, it does require you to learn special
techniques you don't need with other exposure suits. But these aren't a big deal
and most like most dry suit divers, you'll probably have fun learning them. And,
the first time you try it, diving without getting wet is pretty cool. Well warm.
You know what we mean.
The Dry suit diver course is designed to be an introduction to dry suit diving and
help you as a diver to develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for
dry suit diving.
The Dry suit diver course covers the knowledge and techniques of dry suit diving
· The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
of dry suit diving.
· Proper procedures for buoyancy control.
· Ascent and descent technique training.
· Routine, user-level, preventive maintenance and performance checks on dry
Confined Water Session
· Don and doff a dry suit with aid of another diver.
· Demonstrate the procedure for conducting a buoyancy check while wearing
a dry suit.
· Perform a feet first descent, without use of a line.
· Demonstrate neutral buoyancy by hovering for 30 seconds while near the
· Demonstrate the ability to maintain neutral buoyancy, and near the bottom.
· Demonstrate an ascent rate from the bottom, at a rate no faster than 60
· Remove replace, on the surface, both the scuba unit and weight belt.
· An Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent certification.
· Minimum 12 years of age.
· Ability to sign the Medical and Liability release statement.
· 1 pool session.
· 2 dives in one day.
· Instruction by a Dry Suit Diver Specialty Instructor.
· Personal gear (mask, snorkel and fins).
· Scuba gear (Regulator, Octo, BCD, weights and tanks, your own or rented).
· Dry suit.
PADI Dry Suit Diver Pak -
Open Water Diver
To find out our next course date please call us at 800-34-SCUBA
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The above course description is general in term. There will be variations on the
course depending on certification agency.