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.
If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Dry Suit Diver 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.
Drysuit Diver courses can be bundled in with other classes to save cost, such as Open Water or Advanced Open Water. The course takes place over two days; one day in the pool, and one day in open water.
- Tuition: $199 ($100 if you sign up for Open Water or Advanced at the same time)
- Materials: $41.40
- Rental: $125
The Fine Print
As for the legal-ese stuff we wish we didn’t have to say, but unfortunately do: tuition payment is required at time of enrollment, and may be cancelled no less than one week (7 calendar days) in advance. Any cancellations with less than five business days become non-refundable, as our instructors and staff plan courses around enrolled students, and many courses require a minimum number of divers to run.
If you are unable to attend a course for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible, and we’re happy to reschedule. For no-call, no-shows, or last-minute cancellations, tuition is non-refundable. For our full cancelation and rescheduling policy, please check here.
Exceptions vary from course-to-course, so please mention any potential scheduling conflicts when enrolling, so we can work around them for you!