Tired of being wet and cold after a dive? Want to stay warm even on very deep dives? Or are you interested in making the most of your certification by extending your dive season into earlier or later months? Then the PADI Dry Suit Diver specialty class is what you need!
In the PADI Dry Suit specialty course you will learn how to safely dive in a dry suit. In the classroom you will learn:
- Proper care and maintenance of a dry suit
- All the information in the PADI Dry Suit Diver manual.
- How to properly don and doff a dry suit
- What constitutes a properly fitted dry suit
- How to prepare a 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. At the pool you will learn:
- Basic dry suit buoyancy skills - no more using the BCD underwater
- How to hover using just the dry suit
- How to deal 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 our Introduction to Dry Suit Diving. This article discusses the advantages of dry suit diving, different considerations on suit selection, and options for purchasing your own dry suit.
To take this class you must be/ have:
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, fins, tanks, and weights
For more information on the benefits of taking PADI Specialty courses, see Frequently Asked Questions About Continuing Diver Education.
Course start dates are provide below. If these dates do not work for you, choose the January 1 class and our Training Department will call you to schedule a date.
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 pages 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.
Customized schedules can be arranged for an additional fee. If the dates provided below do not work, select the 01 JAN class. Someone from our staff will call you to arrange another date. You can also call us at (262) 938-6827 to arrange for customized schedules and private instruction. Our team will work with your schedule to ensure you can complete your training.