The Drysuit Diver course with ATLANTIC EDGE
Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a drysuit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water. Drysuits 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 Drysuit Diver specialty course comes in.
Among the many things you will learn as part of this program:
- Dry Versus Wet: How drysuits keep you warm in ways no wet suit can ever hope to match.
- Drysuits and Accessories: A comprehensive guide to drysuit features and materials, as well as to undergarments, hoods, boots, gloves, and other accessories that are unique to drysuit use.
- Using Drysuits: How to plan and organize drysuit dives, as well as to the specialized procedures for donning drysuits, ascents and descents, and buoyancy control underwater (as well as what to do when the unexpected happens).
- Drysuit 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
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 drysuit (no undergarments)
- Drysuit Diver e-Learning
- 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
- Quarry entry Fees
Drysuit Diver Paperwork