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The PADI Dry Suit Diver course

PADI Dry Suit Course – $250 (or $350 including drysuit hire)


Would you like to stay warm and toasty on a dive?   Yes!!! Then dive dry.
Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm!  Even in surprisingly cold water.

Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months.

What You Learn

Gain the knowledge and skills to safely dive with and take care of your dry-suit.
Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision when considering purchasing a dry suit.

Dry Suit divers know the way to dive! / Photograph by Andrew Simpson

Dry Suit divers know the way to dive! / Photograph by Andrew Simpson

  • Dry suit buoyancy control skills
  • Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair
  • Undergarment options
  • Dry Suit Familiarization
  • Safety Checks
  • Entry Techniques
  • Bubble Check
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Descent techniques
  • Fin Pivot
  • Hover
  • Excess gas in feet emergency roll drill
  • Stuck inflator emergency drill
  • Stuck exhaust valve emergency drill
  • Ascent procedure – Remove and replace scuba unit and weight system on the surface
  • Exit techniques
  • Removal of dry suit, storage and maintenance

Course Materials

The PADI Dry Suit Diving manual is the owner’s guide you didn’t get with your dry suit. Topics include:

  • Basic dry suit repairs,
  • How to pack a dry suit to prevent damage
  • Maintenance tips
  • Handling and avoiding potential problems
  • Buoyancy control.


  • A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • At least 12 years old

All of the materials, one theory session, one pool session, two training dives and certification are included in your
course fee. Boat fees and equipment rental including drysuit are not included

Check out our training and events schedule for up coming course dates