Dry Suit Diver
Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.
If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as an Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Dry Suit Diver course.
The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then you’ll learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you’ll practice:
Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.
Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.
You may be able to get college credit for the Dry Suit Diver course.
Important Medical Information
All student divers are required to complete the PADI/RSTC Medical Statement Participant Record form. If you can answer "YES" to one or more of the questions in the Divers Medical Questionnaire section of this form, then you are required to obtain a physician's release, without conditions or restrictions, before participating in any in-water component of the course. Please read the complete details and download the form here.
If you have a copy of this form signed by a physician within 12 months prior to the expected completion date of your course, and your medical history has not changed, then you may provide a copy of it to your instructor. Otherwise, you will need to complete a new form.
Course tuition includes:
PADI Drysuit Diver Crew-Pak
(Manual and other knowledge development materials)
Instructional dives with our professional crew*
Rental tank and weights
*Scuba park admission, air fills and scuba equipment rental not included. Add $60 if you require rental regulator, BCD and dive computer.
Stop by or call Scuba Frisco at 214-227-2494 to enroll in the course and get the PADI Drysuit Diver Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before the dives, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your dry suit diving skills when you go diving with your Instructor.
Student Agreement: By registering for the Dry Suit Diver Course, you indicate that you have read and agree to the course policies, terms and conditions.
Drysuit Diver Course Schedule
Clearly a dry suit is necessary along with your basic scuba equipment. Your instructor will explain other gear or equipment options you may need to dive comfortably with your dry suit. For example, because you’re more buoyant in a dry suit than in a wetsuit, you may want a different weight system setup.
The Next Step
With your PADI Dry Suit Diver certification, you're well on your way toward earning additional specialty diver certifications, the Advanced Open Water Diver certification, or the prestigious Master Scuba Diver certification. You may want to expand your diving skills even more with the Rescue Diver course. Ask your instructor or divemaster, stop by Scuba Frisco, or give us a call for more details.