Do you ever get cold while diving? Being a PADI Dry Suit Diver allows you not only to stay dry and warm when diving, but consequently enables an extended dive season and allows you to take on more challenging dive spots.
Dry Suits are great for recreational diving and many technical divers wear Dry Suits due to the length of the time spent underwater. The longer the diver is in the water, the more thermal protection is required.
– PADI Open Water Diver or qualifying rating
What 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
Hear what other people have to say about Dry Suit Diving“First of all, in a perfect world, dry suits would be free so everyone could have one. If you’ve never dived in a dry suit, you don’t know what you’re missing. You can be diving off of the Gloucester breakwater as comfortably as you would in the Caribbean. It’s super comfortable, and you never get cold. Never. It’s also super convenient and easy. Just a couple of weeks ago I was diving on a boat full of guys, and at the end of the dives I unzipped my drysuit and undergarment and stepped out wearing the same shorts and t-shirt I was wearing back at the dock. One of the guys asked, “You can do that?” Yes. You can do that. It really is dry.As to the dry suit course, it was totally worth it too. Buoyancy in a dry suit is different. Not difficult, just different. The course helps you understand why it’s different and how various situations can affect your buoyancy. You can pretty much master it after just a couple of dives once you know the tricks. (Hint: you really don’t need ankle weights.) The other things you learn are the emergency procedures that are unique to a dry suit, basically how to deal with malfunctioning valves or fill hoses. You also learn the various types of suits and seals, and all the materials that can be used, as well as the care that’s required. All very useful stuff. I took the class with Shaun and as usual he was great. He answered all of my questions, some of them twice.”-Charlie Provenzano, Diving Dry since June 2014
Short on Time?
Take the PADI Dry Suit Diver Course online. Click the E-Learning Link to register today.
Next Dry Suit Course
November 19th (Class & Pool)
November 22nd (Ocean Dives)
For more information on Dry Suit diving or any other courses we have available, visit our website, ask us on Facebook, visit our store, or simply give us a call. 978.927.95