The PADI dry suit course includes knowledge development sessions where you learn the theory, procedures and techniques involved with diving in a dry suit.
A confined water session that introduces you to buoyancy control in a dry suit, as well as swimming and ascent/descent techniques followed by open water dry suit dives. All eventualities of Drysuit diving are covered and rehearsed until you feel confident and comfortable in your Drysuit.
The PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course is popular because learning to dive in a dry suit is fun! Diving – yet staying dry – can be quite a bizarre feeling for the many divers first time. During the Dry suit course you will have time to acclimatise to the new sensation, whilst learning the various skills and techniques necessary for dry suit diving.
During your course programme, Academy divers will complete the following:
The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then you’ll learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you’ll practice:
- Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
- Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.
- Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.
If you’ve earned the PADI Open Water Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.