About the Course: 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.
How to Start Dry Suit Diving: During one pool session and two open water dives, you’ll learn how to comfortably and confidently dive in a drysuit. An experienced instructor will help you dial in your buoyancy and shorten the learning curve.
Learn How To:
- Avoid common drysuit diving problems.
- Care for your drysuit.
PADI eLearning®: PADI eLearning® makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Complete the independent study part of your course whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you. Work at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for in-water training, or whenever you have a question.
eLearning Time Commitment: 2-4 hrs
With Your Instructor: You’ll practice taking your drysuit on and off, determine how much weight you need, and master basic drysuit skills in a pool before making two open water dives.
Total Time Commitment: 2-3 days
Prerequisites: PADI® (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)
Minimum Age: 10 years or older