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DRY SUIT DIVER The PADI Dry Suit Diver Course

The PADI Dry Suit Diver course with Blue Water Divers

Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? 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 season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, 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 quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. 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 put on, dive with, take off 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 dry suit. You 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 skills you’ll master in this course:

  • Dry Suit Familiarization
  • Safety Checks
  • Entry Techniques
  • Bubble Check
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Descent techniques
  • Fin Pivot Hover
  • 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

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact Blue Water Divers.


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. 


Considering Advanced Open Water?

Are you considering participating in one of our Advanced Open Water Courses and have an interest in getting Dry Suit Certified? If so you can do both at the same time. For an additional fee of $150 Advanced Open Water students can elect to get Dry Suit Certified at the same time!


What Gear You Will Need

Students are expected to furnish their own Mask, Fins, and Snorkel for the class. Dry Suits, Rock Boots, Additional Low Pressure Hose, and Bag rental fee is $75. Undergarment rental is additional $25. All additional SCUBA Gear can be either purchased or rented through Blue Water Divers.  Cost on the rentals will depend on the gear you will need and for how long the rental will be. The Dry Suit Diver crewpak is also required to complete the course and is available to purchase at the shop. Please call or email for itemized pricing. 

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the Blue Water Divers Team members.

    Start Date Course Type End Date   Price    
10 Apr 2023 Dry Suit Diver 15 Apr 2023 US$ 220.00

Lecture & Pool
Mon 10 Apr 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Bwd Rochelle Park Pool
Dive 1
Sat 15 Apr 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Dive 2
Sat 15 Apr 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

Multilevel weekend: April 15/16

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15 May 2023 Dry Suit Diver 20 May 2023 US$ 220.00

Lecture & Pool
Mon 15 May 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Bwd Rochelle Park Pool
Dive 1
Sat 20 May 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Dive 2
Sat 20 May 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

Multilevel weekend: May 20/21

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05 Jun 2023 Dry Suit Diver 10 Jun 2023 US$ 220.00

Lecture & Pool
Mon 05 Jun 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Bwd Rochelle Park Pool
Dive 1
Sat 10 Jun 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Dive 2
Sat 10 Jun 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

Multilevel weekend: June 10/11

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10 Jul 2023 Dry Suit Diver 15 Jul 2023 US$ 220.00

Lecture & Pool
Mon 10 Jul 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Bwd Rochelle Park Pool
Dive 1
Sat 15 Jul 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Dive 2
Sat 15 Jul 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

Multilevel weekend: July 15/16

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07 Aug 2023 Dry Suit Diver 12 Aug 2023 US$ 220.00

Lecture & Pool
Mon 07 Aug 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Bwd Rochelle Park Pool
Dive 1
Sat 12 Aug 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Dive 2
Sat 12 Aug 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

Multilevel weekend: Aug 12/13

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11 Sep 2023 Dry Suit Diver 16 Sep 2023 US$ 220.00

Lecture & Pool
Mon 11 Sep 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Bwd Rochelle Park Pool
Dive 1
Sat 16 Sep 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Dive 2
Sat 16 Sep 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

Multilevel weekend: Sept 16/17

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09 Oct 2023 Dry Suit Diver 14 Oct 2023 US$ 220.00

Lecture & Pool
Mon 09 Oct 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Bwd Rochelle Park Pool
Dive 1
Sat 14 Oct 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Dive 2
Sat 14 Oct 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

Multilevel weekend: Oct 14/15

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06 Nov 2023 Dry Suit Diver 11 Nov 2023 US$ 220.00

Lecture & Pool
Mon 06 Nov 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Bwd Rochelle Park Pool
Dive 1
Sat 11 Nov 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Dive 2
Sat 11 Nov 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

Multilevel weekend: Nov 11/12

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