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PADI Drysuit Diver

PADI Drysuit Diver

PADI Drysuit Diver course is 1 confined water dive and 2 open water dives.

Want 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.

How do I begin?

You start with the training materials. We will provide you with the PADI Drysuit Diver manual for you to read and answer the questions prior to the start of your training.

What's in the course?

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.

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

You will watch the PADI Drysuit Diver video and your PADI instructor will talk to you about diving in a drysuit, then you will put into practice what you learn in a combination of skills in one confined water and two open water training dives.

What's in the course?

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.

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

You will watch the PADI Drysuit Diver video and your PADI instructor will talk to you about diving in a drysuit, then you will put into practice what you learn in a combination of skills in one confined water and two open water training dives.

How long does it take?

The PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty takes place over one day.

What qualifications do I need?

The PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty.

All standard scuba equipment requirements are included in the price.

The minimum age of enrolment on this programme is 10yrs.

You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.

What's next?

Once you have completed your PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty you can take full advantage of your dives, so why not take the PADI Enriched Air Diver course or PADI Deep diver too?

Once you have completed five PADI specialties and your PADI Rescue Diver and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.

Cost?

PADI Drysuit Diver course costs €175.00 plus materials, certification and kit hire (drysuit hire is not available).