Why PADI Dry Suit Diver?
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 (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Dry Suit Diver course.
What will you learn?
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.
You may be able to get college credit for the Dry Suit Diver course – ask your instructor.
Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
How can you start learning now?
• Call us today to sign up for your Dry Suit Diver course and we will send you your Dry Suit Diver manual to get started learning today!
What scuba gear will you use?
Clearly a dry suit is necessary along with your basic scuba equipment. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff will explain other gear or equipment options you may need to dive comfortably with your dry suit. For example, because you’re more buoyant in a dry suit than in a wetsuit, you may want a different weight system setup.
Divers Den does not rent drysuits. If you are coming up to Tobermory for your Dry Suit Diver course please arrange ahead of time to pick up your rental dry suit. You can rent from the following dive shops:
Simcoe Divers in Barrie
Tri City Scuba Centre in Kitchener
Get wet but stay dry and earn your next certification:
• Enroll in a Dry Suit Diver course at your PADI Dive Center or Resort.
• Browse the PADI Course Catalog.
• Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
• All instruction
• All course materials
• Certification card
• One confined water dive, two open water dives
• Air fills
Course Cost: $199 + hst
*Rental Equipment is not included but available for a discounted student rate
FITNESS FOR DIVING
SCUBA diving is a physical activity and can be strenuous at times. In order to participate, a person must maintain a reasonable level of health and fitness. Certain medical issues must be considered. This is the basis for the PADI Medical Statement. We have provided the form below so that you may read it, print it, and if necessary, have your physician sign it before you begin your training at Divers Den.