Drysuits allow you to dive more challenging dive sites and extend your dive season. Cooler waters generally offer much better visibility and some of the most incredible dive sites, like quarries, caves, and shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, stay cool all year round. In the PADI Drysuit Diver Course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to safely don, dive with, doff, and store a dry suit. Take advantage of DUI Dog Days to get introduced to different types of suits so you can make an informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit. You will learn:
- Drysuit buoyancy skills
- Drysuit maintenance, storage, and basic repair
- Thermal wear (worn under the drysuit) options
- Hazards and safety techniques in a drysuit
What Is Involved?
One classroom session and one confined water session will precede your two open water dives.
- Self-Study – PADI DrySuit Diver Manual, Dry Suit DVD, and knowledge reviews must be completed before classroom session.
- Classroom – Your PADI certified Dry Suit Instructor will review what you’ve learned on your own, go over knowledge review questions, and help you prepare for your dry suit dives.
- Dry Suit Dives – In three Dry Suit Dives, you’ll work on mastering the skills you’ll need to feel comfortable, competent, and safe in a dry suit.
To complete the PADI Drysuit Diver course, you will need to own your drysuit or have one available to use. Many complete this course during DUI Dog Days at Lake Wazee, where DUI supplies drysuits for participants to use.