PADI Dry Suit Diver Course
Just Say the Word, We Can Do it!
Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. This suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. Overall, the dry suit course will teach you how to dive safely in a dry suit with confidence.
Dry Suit Diver Overview
Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries.
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 Open Water Diver or higher, you can enrol in the Dry Suit Diver course.
To complete the academic studies we estimate 6 hours of independent study.
To complete the water-based portions of this course will take 1 day (8 hour day).
All required dive equipment (except dry suit) for your course is supplied by ABC Diving including dive computer.
Please note: because of the exact fit of dry suits, you will need to use your own dry suit.
The cost of the PADI Dry Suit Diver Course starts at €265.00 with our ‘Standard’ option and our ‘Bespoke’ option is €630.00.
- All dive equipment (except dry suit) needed for the completion of your course
- PADI eLearning educational materials
- Certification cost
Dry suit course - THE LEARNING PATH
An insight into the confined water dive:
- Firstly, put on and remove a dry suit with the aid of another diver if necessary for that model dry suit.
- Demonstrate how to conduct a buoyancy check at the surface while wearing a dry suit with undergarments (when needed) and full scuba equipment.
- Demonstrate neutral buoyancy by gently rising and falling in a controlled manner during inhalation and exhalation for one minute.
- Demonstrate neutral buoyancy by hovering (without kicking or sculling) near the bottom for one minute.
- Disconnect and reconnect the low-pressure hose from the dry suit inflator valve while underwater.
- Perform a neutrally buoyant ascent from the bottom, at a rate no faster than 18 metres/60 feet per minute.
- Demonstrate one technique for recovering from excess gas in the feet.
- Finally, Remove and replace both the scuba unit and weight system while on the surface.
how the booking Process works
It's As Easy As ABC!
1. Choose your course option
Click ‘Request to book’ button and complete the booking request form. Only 1 form per group is required.
2. Booking approval
Within 3 working hours, your booking request will either be approved or an alternate date suggested.
3. Pack your towel!
Once the booking is approved, a payment request is sent to you. Upon payment, your booking is confirmed.
If you are looking for more information about dry suits including material types, boots, seals and other considerations, click here.
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