PADI DRY SUIT DIVER SPECIALTY COURSE
Average water temperatures for scuba diving in the U.K. This section for Dry Suit Diving is primarily for information only, we don’t normally offer this type of scuba diving in Thailand. However, we can offer the PADI drysuit specialty certification, with modified equipment to meet the course requirements.
The really “cool” part:
Unlike a scuba wetsuit, a dry suit seals the diver from the cold water outide which helps to keep you warm when diving in a cold water environment. Even when diving in extremely cold water, such as underneath the ice, or diving in the Northern European winters, a dry suit will allow the diver to meet the challenge. Other dive sites where a dry suit may be appropriate would include inland dive sites, such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves.
The dry suit diver is equipped to explore some of the cooler dive sites around the world, where even using a 7mm wetsuit would not be possible. Dry suit diving in U.K. is not typical or appropriate, but you can find out more about diving in a dry suit, from our scuba expert by sending us an e-mail.
One day specialty course: £85
The Dry Suit Diver course requires a confined water dry suit training session for divers who have never used a dry suit before, to orient the diver to dry suit diving, prior to making the two dry suit dives in the open water environment.
PADI Dry Suit Diver Course – prerequisites
PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
(Minimum age: 10 years old)
Dry Suit Diver – Learn about
- Dry suit buoyancy skills
- Dry suit maintenance. storage and basic repair
- Undergarment options
- Dry suit familiarisation
- Safety checks
- Bubble check
- Entry techniques
- Buoyancy check
- Descent techniques
Dry Suit Diving – Learning Materials
The topics that are covered in the Manual & DVD will include:
- Basic dry suit repairs
- How to store and pack a dry suit
- Avoiding potential problems associated with dry suit diving
- Buoyancy control for the dry suit diver
Dry Suit Diver – The Benefits
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
PADI Master Scuba Diver - The PADI Dry Suit Diver specialty course can be credited towards the highest rating in recreational diving, the Master Scuba Diver.
Please note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice and the prices that are quoted assume that all PADI prerequisites have been met to start the specific course and do not include the required PADI diving manuals and/or crewpacks*