PADI DRY SUIT CERTIFICATION

Want to stay warm? Wish you could extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. Even in the temperate Cyprus climate it can get a tad chilly during the winter months, so why not crossover to a drier way of diving to extend your dive season! 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.

The Training

The PADI Drysuit Diver course includes three parts: 

  • Knowledge Development – starting off with the Drysuit Diver manual or e-learning included as part of the course, you will learn about the different types of drysuit and undergarments with their individual benefits, the differences in controlling your buoyancy along with correct care and maintenance. You will then review this and go into further detail throughout your training with an instructor.
  • Confined water training – In shallow, clear water you will test correct weighting, practise key buoyancy skills and emergency drills required to be comfortable and safe in a drysuit.
  • Open Water Dives – You will then carry out 2 (dry!) dives with your instructor to further practise your buoyancy skills, fine tune your trim and gain confidence if your comfy dry bubble!

Pre-requisites

  • Age: 10 years old and above
  • PADI Open Water Diver and above, or equivalent, from an alternative agency

Good physical health – 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

Cost

(drysuit hire not available must have own)

€324

Includes

  • Manual or e-learning + certification
  • 1 confined water dive + 2 open water dives
  • Transport to and from dive sites
  • 20% off Aqualung/Apex drysuits, hoods and gloves 
  • Lifetime membership of the Wreckheads Club

Time commitment 

1 day