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Dry Suit Diver

The PADI Dry Suit Diver course

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

The Fun Part

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 especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you're equipped to scuba dive some of the world's incredible dive sites in the world's cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.

Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Dry Suit Diver course..

What You Learn

Gain the knowledge and skills to safely don, dive with, doff and store a dry-suit. Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit. You learn: Dry suit buoyancy control skills Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair Undergarment (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the dry suit) options Practical skills you'll master in this course:
  •    Dry Suit Familiarization
  •    Safety Checks
  •    Entry Techniques
  •    Bubble Check
  •    Buoyancy Check
  •    Descent techniques
  •    Dry Suit Familiarization
  •    Fin Pivot
  •    Hover
  •    Excess gas in feet
  •    Emergency roll drill
  •    Stuck inflator emergency drill
  •    Stuck exhaust valve emergency drill
  •    Remove and replace scuba unit and weight belt on the surface
  •    Exit techniques
  •    Removal of dry suit, storage and maintenance

The Scuba Gear you use

Cold water scuba diving equipment and a Dry suit.

The Learning materials You'll use

PADI Dry suit diving crew-pak (DVD and Manual)


Open Water Diver or Jr. Open Water Diver 10 years or older



First, Please read the PADI Medical Statement to see if you will need to obtain a doctor's approval before enrolling. Next visit our class calendar page and select the class that best meets your schedule. Complete details on class locations and hours are available on the class calendar page, should you have additional questions just email or call us at 317-220-0515