As a PADI Dry Suit Diver you will stay warm, dry and be comfortable on all dives. Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm, even in very cold water. During your course you’ll not only cover the background knowledge related to dry suit diving, you’ll get plenty of practice in UK waters to put that theory into practice.
The Fun Part:
Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites and extend your dive seasons into winter even when the water gets cold. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements of nature and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months – especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes, caves even the cold sea temperatures. 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 don, dive with, doff 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 Membrane or Neoprene dry suit.
- 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 dry suit skills you’ll master in this course:
- Dry Suit Familiarisation
- Safety Checks
- Entry Techniques
- Bubble Check
- Buoyancy Check
- Descent techniques
- Fin Pivot – Buoyancy Control
- 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
The Scuba Gear You Use:
Normal scuba gear, Dry suit (you will need to hire one if you do not own one), Hood and Gloves.
The Learning Materials You Need:
The PADI Dry Suit Diving Manual, this includes the following topics:
- Basic dry suit repairs,
- How to pack a dry suit to prevent damage
- Maintenance tips
- Additionally, the course materials preview skills and activities you’ll practice in the PADI Dry Suit Specialty course including
- Handling and avoiding potential problems
- Buoyancy control
Prerequisites for the PADI Dry Suit Diving Course:
A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organisation)
At least 10 years old
This course has a short knowledge study requirement however it is home study orientated and there is no need to visit our Lincoln Scuba School Office to qualify.
Your Next Adventure with Stellar Divers
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.
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