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Dry Suit Diver 


Who should take this course?

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 a (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Dry Suit Diver course.

What will you learn?

In addition to reviewing dive safety procedures when using a dry suit, you’ll learn:


  • Which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you.

  • How to take care of your dry suit.

  • Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.

  • Mastering buoyancy control when using a dry suit.


The first dive of this Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Get a Drift Diver manual or a Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video by contacting us to enroll in the course. 

What scuba gear will you use?

Along with your basic scuba equipment, you’ll learn to use various surface marker buoys and floats with lines and reels. Ask your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff about other equipment you may need to get the most of your drift dives.

Next Step

Dive deeper and earn your next certification:

  • Enroll in a Deep Diver course 

  • Browse the our Course Catalog for related specialty diver course, such as Wreck Diver, Multilevel Diver or Drysuit Diver.

  • Look for scuba diving vacations to deep diving destinations.

  • Check out the Master Scuba Diver rating.

Enroll Today

2 Dives


1-2 DAY(s)

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