Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months—especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.
Unlike wetsuits, drysuits are filled with air. During your drysuit course, your instructor will teach you how to control the air in your drysuit along with your buoyancy. You'll also learn about different types of drysuits, basic drysuit repairs and maintenance.
Take This Course If You Want to
Dive in colder water temperatures
Stay warmer in colder waters
Learn to dive in a drysuit
Buy a drysuit
Learn How to
Avoid common drysuit diving problems
Choose a drysuit and undergarments
Care for your drysuit
As a drysuit diver, you'll have one of the essential skills for working as a public safety diver. If you're interested in challenging but rewarding work, talk with the Calypso Staff to learn more about the Public Safety Diver™ course.
The first dive of the PADI Dry Suit Diver course may count toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification - ask your instructor about earning credit.
Every specialty you earn brings you one step closer to the prestigious PADI Master Scuba Diver™rating. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this elite diver rating.