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Drysuit Diver Course

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Tired of turning into an ice cube while diving? Would like to enjoy diving to deeper depths? Or would you simply like to extend your dive season? Diving in a drysuit is ideal when air temperatures are frigid, regardless of the water temperature (but that is nice as well). We’ll cover not only HOW to dive dry, but about the features of different drysuits, & their benefits & drawbacks.

What to expect in this course:

The first time you go underwater in a drysuit, you will feel like it’s the first time you have ever dived. The sensation is completely new (being dry underwater), you have an extra buoyancy system to manage (the air in your drysuit) & you now have a “bubble” that moves anywhere from your shoulders to your feet. Most students get the hang of this fairly quickly, but you can expect your usually-amazing buoyancy to be a little weird at first.

Who this class is for:

  • Any open water scuba diver student or certified diver who wishes to dive more comfortably in colder water
  • Any diver who wants to extend their dive season
  • Any diver who would like to experience an introduction to drysuits, their accessories, maintenance, & how to make basic repairs

Our Drysuit Course fee includes:

  • 1 confined water, 2 open water dives, all instructor led
  • Your online learning, tests & one on one instructor review
  • Introduction to the practical use of a drysuit
  • More in-depth use & understanding of your drysuit
  • Your certification card

What you will learn:

  • Types of drysuits
  • Types of seals
  • Features
  • Dive wear insulation
  • Drysuit valves
  • Proper donning/doffing
  • Preventing suit squeezes
  • Recovering from excess gas by your feet
  • Buoyancy control
  • Maintenance and care
  • Drysuit emergencies

Start your elearning today!​

Drysuit Certification


Please check our online calendar for a scheduled class before purchasing. You may be able to join an already scheduled course.

This class includes your online e-learning material, 3 in-water training sessions with a certified instructor,  your certification card (C-Card) and the ability to wear a tuxedo while diving.


Course Requirements:

Dry Suit Course prerequisites:

  • 12 years or older (Under 18 requires parental consent)
  • 80% score on knowledge quests, 100% after instructor remediation
  • Approved diver medical form
  • Liability waiver

Gear requirements:

  • Standard scuba gear (regulators, BCD, weights, tanks, computer – available for rental)
  • Personal scuba gear (mask, fins, snorkel, boots – student must provide)
  • Class specific equipment (drysuit, additional LP inflator hose on regulator, additional weights, larger fins, etc.)

Class requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the online learning course with a test score of 80% or higher
  • After instructor remediation, a test score of 100%
  • Complete all confined & open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature & sound judgment concerning dive planning & execution
  • Insure the certifying agency has your photo on their website (no hats or sunglasses)

Time requirements:

  • 3-4 hours for online learning.
  • 4-6 hours of instructor-led confined and open water training