Do you get cold during dives even with a nice thick wetsuit on, then you need to use a drysuit which helps to keep you warm and toasty. Unlike a wetsuit, a drysuit is designed to keep you dry with the exception of your head and hands. With the correct type of dry suit for yourself and the appropriate undersuit you can stay warm even in really cold water.
The PADI Drysuit course will teach you everything you need to know about the different types of drysuits and how to safely dive in them.
- To be a minimum of 10 years old (with written guardian consent up to the age of 18 yrs)
- Qualified (or in training) Open Water Diver or higher
WHAT YOU LEARN
During the dry suit diver course you will gain the knowledge and skills to safely put on and off, dive with and store a dry suit. You will be introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit.
- Drysuit buoyancy control skills
- Drysuit maintenance, storage and basic repair
- Undergarment (fleece or overall type garments worn under the drysuit) options
THE FUN PART
A dry suit diver with the correct cold water exposure protection can withstand the colder waters and take advantage of usually better visibility offered during winter months, especially at inland dive sites such as quarries and lakes.
Some people prefer to dive all year round in a dry suit as at the end of the day they can simply remove the outer suit and jump in their car without needing to change.
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.
THE SCUBA GEAR YOU USE
You will be wearing normal full scuba equipment along with an undersuit and a drysuit. The drysuit could be either a neoprene or membrane type suit depending on fit.
THE LEARNING MATERIALS YOU NEED
The PADI Drysuit specialty manual is all which is needed.