Dry Suit Diver
The PADI Dry Suit Diver course
Wanna stay cosy warm and toasty on a dives? 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 seasons into winter even when the water gets cold. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, gloves hoods, you can stand up to the elements of nature and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months – especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes, caves even the cols sea temperatures. 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.
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 Membrane or Neoprene dry suit.
Thing you will 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 dry suit skills you’ll master in this course:
- Dry Suit Familiarization
- Safety Checks
- Entry Techniques
- Bubble Check
- Buoyancy Check
- Descent techniques
- Fin Pivot – Buoyancy Control
- Excess gas in feet emergency roll drill
- Stuck inflator emergency drill
- Stuck exhaust valve emergency drill
- Ascent procedure
- 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
Padi dry suit diver course in cyprus, you will use cold water scuba diving equipment, including a modern dry suit, if available in your size, Hoods and Gloves.
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Dry Suit Diving crew pack (DVD and manual) is the owner’s guide you didn’t get with your dry suit. Topics include:
- Basic dry suit repairs,
- How to pack a dry suit to prevent damage
- Maintenance tips
Additionally, the course materials preview skills and activities you’ll practice in the PADI Dry Suit Specialty course including
- Handling and avoiding potential problems
- Buoyancy control
This product and the course are available from Easy Divers Shop
Prerequisites for the PADI Dry Suit Diving Course
- A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
- At least 10 years old
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.