PADI DRYSUIT DIVER
The PADI Dry Suit Diver course is one of our most popular courses, with many divers choosing dry suit diving as the way to keep warm and comfortable underwater. A dry suit seals you off from the outside water and, with the right thermals, keeps you warm even in surprisingly cold water. Perfect for diving in British waters!
THE HIDDEN DEPTHS DIFFERENCE
Every dive instructor at Hidden Depths Scuba School is an active diver in the UK, with hundreds of dry suit dives under their belts. We all use dry suits for our teaching and pleasure dives, and we have taught many people how to safely and comfortably dive in a dry suit. We also offer Otter Watersports dive equipment, which are fantastic British made dry suits and thermals, so we can measure you for your own personally fitted dry suit!
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?
The Dry Suit Diver course is perfect for anyone who has earned their Open Water Diver rating (or higher) abroad, and wishes to enjoy some of the incredible dives around the British coastline. We also offer the Dry Suit Diver course alongside the Open Water Diver course, so those learning in the UK can begin their diving journey in a dry suit right from the start.
“Absolutely chuffed with how this weekend has gone, I’m filled with absolute gratitude towards you and Robin for sharing your knowledge with me and giving me such first-class tuition. Thank you so much!”
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Across one pool orientation dive and two open water training dives, you will learn all you need to know about diving in a dry suit. The dives focus on mastering your buoyancy control in the dry suit, as well as practicing other key skills. You will also learn, with the aid of the course manual and practice with your instructor, how to store and care for a dry suit to keep it in top condition. You will also get introduced to the different types of dry suit, so you can make an informed decision when purchasing your own suit.
WHERE IS THE COURSE HELD?
We offer two Bristol pool locations for your dry suit orientation dive – either Winterbourne Academy or Thornbury Leisure Centre. Our open water dives are held at a local inland dive site or a shore diving site at the coast. The two open water dives for the course are conducted in one day, either mid-week or over a weekend to suit you.
WHAT SCUBA KIT WILL YOU USE?
For the Dry Suit Diver course you will use your regular scuba kit, combined with a drysuit and thermals to keep you dry and warm. This course can be taken in your own suit, but if you don’t yet have your own we have a selection of school drysuits to learn in, along with all the necessary accessories such as thermals, hood, gloves and an inflator hose.
PADI DRY SUIT DIVERSPECIALITY COURSE
- Dry Suit Diver Manual
- Pool Orientation Dive
- 2 Open Water Training Dives
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