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DRY SUIT DIVER The PADI Dry Suit Diver Course

The Dry Suit Diver course with ATLANTIC EDGE

Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.  Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites and extend your dive season.   

Safely using dry suits, however, requires special training. That’s where the PADI Dry Suit Diver specialty course comes in.



 Dry suit diver bench

Among the many things you will learn as part of this program:

  • Dry Versus Wet: How dry suits keep you warm in ways no wet suit can ever hope to match.
  • Dry Suits and Accessories: A comprehensive guide to dry suit features and materials, as well as to undergarments, hoods, boots, gloves, and other accessories that are unique to dry suit use.
  • Using Dry Suits: How to plan and organize dry suit dives, as well as to the specialized procedures for donning dry suits, ascents and descents, and buoyancy control underwater (as well as what to do when the unexpected happens).
  • Dry Suit Care and Maintenance: Getting the most from your investment in a dry suit.


Students must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be certified the Open Water Diver level (or equivalent)
  • Be at least 12 years of age
  • Be able to answer "No" to all questions on the PADI/RSTC Medical History form, or secure a physician’s approval for diving prior to the start of the course

drysuit divers on surface standing 

What is Involved?

 The course consists of two parts:
  • Knowledge development through Elearning. Pool or shallow water training.
  • Complete 2 open water training dives while using a dry suit. 


During the colder months (December- April) we’ll be preforming the shallow dives in a locatl pool prior to the scheudled training dive weekend. During our warmer months (May- November) we’ll meet at the local training site and conduct the shallow water and then complete our two dives.   

When Can You Start?

Check out or schedule below for dates and times.


The course fee is $299 and includes:

  • Use of dry suit (no undergarments)
  • Dry Suit Diver ELearning
  • Pool session or shallow water session
  • 2 Open water training dives
  • Certification card
  • Tanks and weights
  • Hoods and gloves

 Course does not include (Required Equipment that student are responsible for supplying): 

  • Mask, snorkel, fins
  • Undergarments (we recommend bring your ski gear/or any thermal wear you own)
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)
  • Regulator/alternate air source
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer
  • Audible surface signal
  • Surface signal (safety tube)
  • Cutting tool
  • Slate
  • Quarry entry Fees

Drysuit Diver Paperwork

Drysuit Diver Paperwork Packet 

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