Product Name: PADI Dry Suit Diver
Product Manufacturer: PADI
Product Numbers: DRYSUIT
Expand your boundaries. Dive more places. The PADI Dry Suit specialty course will set you on your way to exploring new worlds you never imagined.
What the Course Covers
In the PADI Dry Suit specialty course you will learn how to safely dive a dry suit. We will start by teaching you proper care and maintenance of the dry suit during the classroom sessions where you will review the PADI Dry Suit Diver manual. Next we will show you how to properly don and doff the suit, what constitutes a properly fitted dry suit, and how to prepare your suit for use.
If you are thinking about purchasing a dry suit, we will help you understand the various types of suits and what options are available on today’s dry suits. We will show you the latest seals, dry gloves, pockets, and zipper options to ensure you get the suit that meets your needs.
Then it’s off to the pool where you will get a chance to practice basic buoyancy skills. No more using the BCD underwater. We will show you how to hover using just your dry suit. We will practice dealing with stuck inflators, excessive air in the feet, and other safety related situations.
Once you are comfortable with the new skills, it’s off to the lake where you will do two exciting dives in a dry suit. Here you will get a taste of what it is like to dive in dry suit under real conditions.
For more information on dry suit diving, we recommend you read the article Start Dry Suit Diving. This article discusses the advantages of dry suit diving and considerations on suit selection and options.
- 10 years old or older
- PADI Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another agency
- Logged open water dive within the last 3 months, OR
- Completion of the PADI Scuba Review course within the last 8 weeks
What’s Included in the Course Fee
Our course fee includes the following:
- PADI Specialty manual
- One classroom session
- One pool session
- Two open water dives
- PADI Specialty certification fee
- Use of dry suit, inflator hose, dry suit boots, tanks and weights
What’s Not Included
- We do not include course DVDs. Most PADI specialties require you to view a video. Check with one of our training consultants by calling (262) 938-6827 to find out if this course requires you to view a DVD. If so, you can elect to purchase a DVD from Aquatic Adventures or come to the store to watch the video prior to your classroom session or open water dives.
- We do not include personal gear (mask, snorkel, boots, and fins) as you should have purchased these items during your Open Water Diver course. There is a student discount on purchasing these items when you buy from Aquatic Adventures if you do not own them. See our How to Purchase Mask, Snorkel, Fins page for more information or calls us at (262) 938-6827.
- We do not include basic life support equipment. If you do not own your own wetsuit or dry suit, regulator, or BCD, we do provide a discounted student rate for you to rent these items. Ask your training consultant at the time of registration what these rates will be. Standard rental rates can be found on this website on our Rent Scuba Equipment page.
- We also do not include entrance fees to dive sites or Lake Michigan charter fees. A discounted charter rate is available for students upon request. Students are encouraged to book their Lake Michigan charter when registering for classes conducted on Lake Michigan. Boats do fill up and all spots are issued on a first come first served basis.
For more information on the benefits of taking PADI Specialty courses, see Frequently Asked Questions About Continuing Diver Education.
Course start dates: Dates are provide under the Course Dates dropdown above. If these dates do not work for you, email our Training Department to request additional dates.
Locations: Aquatic Adventures Inc, Pearl Lake, Lake Michigan, more.
Certification: PADI Dry Suit Diver
Books: PADI Dry Suit Diver Manual
Required Equipment: See our Open Water Equipment Checklist for a complete list of what you will need when doing open water dives.