PADI Dry Suit Course

 
Course Introduction

The PADI Dry Suit Scuba Diver Course is all about staying warm. When diving in areas where the water temperature gets cold the PADI dry suit diver course will solve that problem. Remember it’s not cold water that’s no fun, it’s being cold that takes the fun right out of the dive. With the PADI Dry Suit Scuba Diver Course you’ll learn how to use a dry suit safely and keep warm in the process. Even in the coldest water dry suits will keep you warm and put the fun back in diving Coldwater. So sign up today and take the PADI Dry Suit Scuba Diver Course and turn up the heat.

Course Overview

The purpose of the PADI Dry Suit Diver specialty course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of diving with a dry suit. The Dry Suit Diver specialty course is intended to serve as a training program that emphasizes adventure and fun while establishing the benefits of dry suit diving and developing the skills required.
The goals of PADI Dry Suit training are:
A. To develop the student’s knowledge of dry suits — when to use dry suits, types of dry suits available, dry suit accessories, their maintenance, and how to make minor repairs.
B. To develop the student’s ability to perform the skills needed, or that may be needed, when diving in a dry suit.
C. To enable the student diver to plan, organize and conduct dives using a dry suit.

 

academics

The PADI Dry Suit Course begins with independent study and knowledge development. Students will begin by watching the PADI Dry Suit video. Then Students will read and complete all knowledge reviews inside of their PADI Dry Suit Specialty Manual. Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your classroom session.

 

Open Water Training Dives

Dry Suit Open Water Dive 1
By the end of this open water training dive, the student diver will be able to:
1. Put on and remove a dry suit with the aid of another diver.

2. Adjust the amount of weight needed to be neutrally buoyant at the surface, while maintaining a full breath and when both the dry suit and BCD are completely vented of air.

3. Perform a controlled descent, avoiding suit squeeze.

4. Demonstrate neutral buoyancy by pivoting on the fin tips, or when appropriate, another point of contact for one minute.

5. Maintain neutral buoyancy near the bottom by hovering (without kicking or sculling) for one minute.

6. Maintain neutral buoyancy during the dive and avoid accidentally kicking up silt or touching the bottom.

7. Perform a neutrally buoyant ascent from the bottom, at a rate no faster than 18 meters/60 feet per minute.

8. Perform a safety stop at 5 meters/15 feet for at least three minutes.

9. Remove and replace, on the surface, both the scuba unit and weight system.

Dry Suit Open Water Dive 2
By the end of this open water training dive, the student diver will be able to:
1. Don and doff a dry suit, with the aid of another diver if appropriate for that model dry suit.

2. Perform a controlled descent, avoiding suit squeeze.

3. Disconnect and reconnect the low-pressure hose from the dry suit inflator valve while underwater wearing gloves.

4. Maintain neutral buoyancy during the dive and avoid accidentally kicking up bottom silt and/or touching the reef.

5. Perform a neutrally buoyant ascent from the bottom, at a rate no faster than 18 meters/60 feet per minute.

6. Perform a safety stop at 5 meters/15 feet for three minutes.

    course duration

    The total course duration is approximately 24 hours typically conducted over 2 to 3 classes. For more information on specific scheduling for this course please click on the calendar below.

     

    Recommended Additional Training (optional)

    We suggest that all divers enrolling in PADI Specialty Course take the PADI Enriched Air Scuba Diver Course first in order to increase bottom time during your training dives.

    Click here for more information on PADI Eriched Diver Course.

Course Prerequisites

    prerequisite training

    Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

     

    Age requirements

    PADI Minimum Age Requirement is 10 years old.

     
    depth restrictions

    The maximum depth is 30 meters/100 feet and for Junior Divers (12-14 years old) the maximum depth is 21 meters/70 feet.

     

    required Books

    The PADI Dry Suit Crewpak

    Crewpak: includes Dry Suit DVD and Specialty Manual.

     

     

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    required equipment

    Dry Suit

    Standard SCUBA Gear: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Compass, Dive Computer or Dive Watch, Knife, Safety Sausage, Communication Slate, Safety Whistle, Dive Lights, BCD, Regulators with Submersible Pressure Gauge, Tanks, Weights, Gloves and Wetsuit if required(during winter classes).

    Rental equipment is not included in this class. If you need to rent equipment please do not forget to select the rental equipment you will need when you book your course.

    All Students Are Required to Have a Dive Computer or Dive Watch for all courses.

     

    waivers and liability releases

    All participants must sign the following PADI release prior to any in water training. Parent or guardian signature is requiredfor participants younger than legal age for all PADI programs.

    Certification

    Certification means that:
    1. You have been trained to plan, organize, conduct and log open water dives using a dry suit in conditions generally comparable to or better than, those you were trained in.

    2. You may apply for the rating of Master Scuba Diver if: you are a PADI Advanced Open Water
    Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) and a PADI Rescue Diver
    (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) with certification in four other PADI Specialty ratings in addition to Dry Suit Diver.

    3. You are qualified to dive in a dry suit without further direct instructor supervision.

PADI Course Cost, Location and Schedule

    Sign-up Today Start Diving Tomorrow

    We offer private lessons seven days a week. Sign up today and start diving tomorrow. We offer group lessons twice a month. Check the course schedule for more details.

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Youth Diving Responsibility and Risk

Parents and Junior Divers Must Watch This Video Together