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DRY SUIT DIVER Dive comfortably in cold water

The PADI Dry Suit Diver Course

Want to stay warm and toasty on a dive? Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the environment and that keeps you dry! Combined with think undergarments, you can stay warm in any temperature water.

The Fun Part

Dry suits let you extend your dive season to year round. By using proper insulating undergarments, 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 scuba parks and lakes. 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.

What You Learn

Learn how to don and doff a dry suit, store a dry suit and effectively control your buoynacy while dry.  You learn:

  • Dry suit buoyancy control skills
  • Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair
  • Undergarment options needed for varying temperatures

Practical skills you’ll master in this course:

  • Dry Suit Familiarization
  • Safety Checks
  • Entry/Exit Techniques
  • Bubble Check
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Descent/Ascent procedures
  • Neutral Buoyancy
  • Excess gas in feet emergency roll drill
  • Stuck inflator emergency drill
  • Remove and replace scuba unit and weight system on the surface
  • Removal of dry suit, storage and maintenance

You put this information into practice during one pool and two open water dives.


  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization) or enrolled in PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver course
  • 10 years or older
  • Complete the required paperwork

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dry suit.



Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course. Please either drop off or email us a completed copy as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.

Dry Suit Diver Paperwork

Medical Statement Paperwork


The cost of this class is $300. This includes all of the training materials (eLearning or book and DVD), dry suit fitting at the shop, confined water training dive and two open water training dives, certification processing fees and dry suit specific rental equipment, cylinder, air fills and weights. Not included are additional rental equipment, travel expenses, meals and scuba park entrance fees. If you would like to get a head start on the eLearning you can purchase it here.


Your Next Adventure

Scuba diving with a dry suit is useful when diving many types of dive sites. A dry suit is necessary when ice diving and sometimes while altitude diving. Many technical divers wear dry suits on almost every dive due to the length of the time spent underwater. The longer the diver is in the water, the more thermal protection is required. If technical diving is something that interests you, check out the Discover Tec Diving experience.

For more information about this or other PADI courses contact us today!