Dry Suit Diver

Never get cold again...drysuit

Do you want to stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then stay out of the water. What? Stay out of the water? Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water. Even in surprisingly cold water, dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months - especially at our local quarries. As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.

What You Learn...


Gain the knowledge and skills to safely don, dive with, doff and store a dry-suit. Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if you are considering purchasing a dry suit. You learn:

  • Dry suit buoyancy control skills
  • Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair
  • Undergarment options (different types of garments worn under the dry suit)

Practical skills you’ll master in this course:

  • Dry Suit Familiarization
  • Safety Checks
  • Entry Techniques
  • Bubble Check
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Descent techniques

  • Fin Pivot
  • Hover
  • Excess gas in feet emergency roll drill

  • Stuck inflator emergency drill
  • Stuck exhaust valve emergency drill
  • Ascent procedure· Remove and replace scuba unit and weight belt on the surface
  • Exit techniques· Removal of dry suit, storage and maintenance


What You Need...

You need cold water scuba diving equipment including a dry suit.


The Learning Materials You Need...Dry Suit Diving

PADI Dry Suit Manual (included in the course fee) and the owner’s guide you received with your dry suit.

During the course you will go over the following topics:

  • Basic dry suit repairs
  • How to pack a dry suit to prevent damage
  • Maintenance tips

Additionally, the course materials will preview skills and the activities you will practice in the PADI Dry Suit Specialty course including:

  • Handling and avoiding potential problems
  • Buoyancy control



Dry Suit Diver Course – $ 189.

Includes: PADI Dry Suit Diver Manual, Lecture, Pool Session, Open Water Dives, and Certification Card


Course Dates:

2014 Dates Coming Soon...




Instructor:  John German


Download Wilmington Scuba Diving’s 2013 Course Catalog

Download Wilmington Scuba Diving’s Specialty Brochure