Dive warm and dry!
- Extend your diving season
- Increase your diving enjoyment
- Enjoy the incredible visibility of late/early season diving
Whether you are newly certified or an experienced diver, dry suit diving is for you! Let’s face it: New England Diving can, at times, be a bit on the chilly side. Dry Suit diving presents some unique challenges in comparison to diving in a wet suit. It’s these challenges that the Dry Suit Diver course will help you learn to overcome. Come learn to dive warm, comfortable and safe with the experienced staff here at Undersea Divers.
In this 2 day course there are three main sections you will cover; academic, pool, and ocean dives. You will have an academic session which is combined with a pool session on the first day. On the second day, you will complete 2 ocean dives. In the academic portion of the course we will compare different types of exposure protection options and the advantages and disadvantages as well as the care involved with each option. In addition, we will cover the different types of valves, seals, undergarments, and other dry suit accessories and components that you might need during your diving career. Finally we will discuss some of the special considerations for dry suit diving and methods for coping with these situations should they arise underwater. In the pool portion we will familiarize ourselves with some of the buoyancy characteristics and new techniques that are required to safely and comfortably dive in a dry suit. In the open water dive session we will apply the skills that we learned in the pool to an open water dive.
You must be 10 years old and already have your PADI Open Water Diver or an equivalent certification. If you have met both of those requirements then join us and begin your new dry diving adventure!
Dive Gear Needed
To participate you will need a full set of SCUBA gear including mask, fins, snorkel, regulator, SPG, octopus, compass, depth gauge, timing device, BCD, 2 tanks. This class price includes rental of the dry suit only, it does not include the other scuba gear. If you need to rent a regulator, BCD, weights and tanks we will rent them to you at the 1/2 price student rate.
Class Tuition $295
Study Materials $40
MA Sales Tax $2.50
Includes: Academic session, pool session, ocean dive session, PADI Drysuit Manual, Use of drysuit for class.
Does not Include: Any Rental gear needed ( If you need to rent gear, you will receive the half price student rate)
How do I get started?
Stop by the shop or call us to register and pay for the course. At that time we will give you a medical statement and the PADI Drysuit Manual .In order to take the full advantage of the information and skills presented in class you need to do a little homework, it’s not much but it will make a big difference. Prior to class you should read and complete the knowledge reviews at the end of the PADI DrySuit Diver Manual.