course prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course.

Age Requirements

The PADI Dry Suit Diver Course is for ages 12 Years and Older.

Extend your bottom time with Enriched Air (Nitrox).

The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) diver course will certify you to use Enriched Air (Nitrox) to stay down longer during your shallow water dives.  Also by breathing a higher concentration of oxygen during your dive, you will come back feeling refreshed and ready for more diving. Click the banner for complete course details

Depth Restrictions After Certification

This PADI course does not increase your maximum depth rating. Standard depth restrictions apply.

Waivers and Liability Releases

all participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. Note: Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian signatures as well. No exceptions.

For this Course you will need the following releases:

1 PADI Continuing Education Administrative Document 10038

2 PADI Equipment rental release form

3 PADI Boat dive release form

Course Duration

The duration of this Course is 1 day. The course is performance-based so we do not like to rush we want to make sure everyone is safe and fully understands the skills of the day. So there is a start time but never a set finish time.

Required PADI Course Materials

For your course you will need the PADI Dry Suit Diver Crewpak.

PADI Dry Suit Diver crewpak Includes PADI Dry Suit Diver DVD and PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty Manual. This package includes all the required materials for your course

If you purchase your PADI Dry Suit Diver Crewpak at the time you book your course.

You will receive your hard copy when you arrive at class.For your convenience we will provide you with all the materials you will need to get you started as soon as you book your course..

Each student is required to purchase from us their own PADI Dry Suit Diver Crewpak.

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ant to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.

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.

Traditional Academics included with your course

You begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course. To start your course you will watch The PADI Dry Suit Diver course video and complete your knowledge reviews in your PADI Dry Suit Diver Diver Manual. This will get you ready for Your classroom session and the in water training portion of your class.

Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your first class session.

Optional PADI Online Academics

Unfortunately PADI does not Offer Online academics for this course yet. You and your instructor will schedule the time for you to come in and complete the academic portion of your training in the classroom.

Note: online academics is not available for ages 12 and under.

PADI Dry Suit Diver Training Dives

Dry Suit Open Water Dive 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 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.

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Required Equipment

At this level divers should have a complete set of personal SCUBA gear.

Don't panic if you need rental equipment we have it available for your class.

You will need the following equipment for this class Mask, Snorkel, Fins, BCD, Regulators, Dive computer, Thermal protection, Tanks and Weights. (We do not rent Thermal protection)

Additional required equipment for this class

For this class divers are required to have or Rent a Drysuit.

If you would like to purchase your own equipment, we guarantee the best price in town and extended warranties on everything purchased from us. If you’re going to be a diver it is best to have your own personal gear for fit and comfort.

You should always purchase your SCUBA diving equipment from the dive center where you do your training. Your SCUBA instructor is definitely more qualified to make sure you select the proper equipment for your needs. Your instructor will also make sure your equipment is properly adjusted and ready for your class. Nobody beats our prices or customer service guaranteed.

We carry all the best gear in store and online At for all your SCUBA diving adventures

Note: new scuba diving equipment always requires minor adjustments and a safety inspection before it is used. If you purchased your scuba equipment online or from a third-party to use in our class and it has a malfunction or requires adjustments during your training you will have to pay an additional cost for those adjustments. Our minimum service charge is $45

We do not accept equipment that is unsafe or damaged to be usedin anyof our programs. If you have any questions on whether the equipment you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free equipment evaluation. We service and repair Scuba equipment. Safety First!

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