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DRY SUIT DIVER

Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, year round and keep 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 here in our local lakes and rivers. Some areas, conditions are even better in colder months.

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DRY SUIT DIVER

Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, year round and keep 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 here in our local lakes and rivers. Some areas, conditions are even better in colder months.

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The Fun Part

Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months—especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. 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. Diving in cold water generally makes diving in warm water that much easier too.

What You Learn

Gain the knowledge and skills to safely put on, dive with, take off 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 dry suit.

Classroom knowledge will :

  • Introduce you to the various types and styles of these exposure suits
  • Understanding the nuances of diving in a dry suit
  • Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair
  • Undergarment (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the dry suit) options

In Water Practical skills you’ll master in this course:

  • Safety Checks
  • Entry Techniques
  • Bubble Check
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Descent techniques
  • Fin Pivot Hover
  • 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
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Equipment Required

A dry suit is required for this course, along with all the basic gear requirements. Please contact FLOAT N FLAG for more information on rentals or purchase of a dry suit.

Prerequisites

Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization) and at least 10 years old.

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Prerequisites

Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization) and at least 10 years old.

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Your Next Adventure

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. If technical diving is something that interests you, check out the Discover Tec Diving experience.

The PADI Dry Suit Diver certification credits toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the FLOAT N FLAG Team members.

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