Why You Need a Dry Suit Certification to Dive Dry
Before you became a certified diver, you may have wondered, “why do you need a license to go scuba diving?” At some point during your Open Water Diver course®, you likely saw the value of learning how to prevent and manage problems and the benefits of practicing basic skills in a pool. It’s the same for dry suit diving – but the course is considerably shorter, just one or two days.
The Scuba Doctor offers the PADI Dry Suit Diver Course as:
A bespoke one-on-one course experience, designed for the busy diver short on time; needing more confidence in the water; or if you just want to do the course with your own personal Dive Instructor on the dates of your choice.
A two-to-one course, designed for couples/friends wanting to do the course together or fitted to particular date preferences. For those who want to have an instructor almost all to themselves or want a more a more intimate course without the costs of a one-on-one.
This course option will run on a date that suits both divers.
A class of 3-4 students, is the most an economical way of doing the Course and enjoying the experience with other divers. Meet other newbie Dry Suit Divers and allow yourself to continue learning after the course with others at your level while making new diver friends.
This course will be on calendar scheduled date.
Although the PADI Dry Suit Course can be conducted with up-to 8 students, this group size is not conducted unless we are approached by a group all wanting to do the training together. We believe unless students have gelled before and are bonded by a current friendship, the course experience with more than 4 students does not permit the instructor to give enough time to individual students needing it to allow well-grounded skills to be learnt in the course duration.
Unlike wetsuits, dry suits are filled with air. This course is designed to teach you how to control the air in your dry suit; your buoyancy; and teach you how to handle common dry suit problems when diving.
Take This Course If You Want to:
Dive in colder water temperatures;
Stay warmer in colder waters;
Learn to dive in a dry suit;
Learn How to Avoid common dry suit diving problems;
Buy a dry suit / Choose a dry suit and undergarments;
Care for your dry suit
Minimum Age: 10
Junior Open Water or above
Dive Medical - if you answer ‘yes’ to any in this Medical Questionnaire
About the Course
The Scuba Doctor Australia Dry Suit Diver course consists of Two Sections:
1. eLearning Independent Study
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours
The eLearning Independent Study provides you self-study materials and online verification that you have completed the theory requirements.
PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Complete the independent study part of your course whenever, wherever it's convenient for you. Work at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for in-water training, or whenever you have a question.
2. Practical Session at The Dive Shop & In-Water Session
Time Commitment: 5-8 hours
What you will learn:
How to get in and out of a dry suit with minimal assistance;
Buoyancy control using your dry suit;
How much weight you need and where;
Dry suit safety procedures;
How to avoid and escape feet-first buoyant ascents;
How to maintain your dry suit (with proper care, some dry suits can last 10 years or more).
INCLUDED: Theory . Practical . Training Materials . Shore Dives . Certification
EXCLUDED: Scuba Equipment . Dry Suit . Transport . Lunch
You will need a dry suit certification to rent a dry suit, and dry suit training will be part of the conversation if you try to buy one. Can you buy or borrow a dry suit without training? Maybe, but why put yourself at risk for a serious accident?
Purchase your Dry Suit through The Scuba Doctor Australia and we will give you a $100.00 discount off your Dry Suit Course.
So what are you waiting for? Your adventure to warmth today is just one click away!