Drysuit Diver Course
Dry suits can make diving more enjoyable any time water temperatures drop below the mid 70s — and are essential in water below 60°F, or when depths approach 100 feet and beyond. Dry suits open the door to activities such as deeper wreck diving and ice diving, and can extend your diving season well beyond just the warmest months of the year.
Safely using dry suits, however, requires special training. That’s where the Drysuit Diver specialty course comes in.
Among the many things you will learn as part of this program:
- Dry Versus Wet: How dry suits keep you warm in ways no wet suit can ever hope to match.
- Dry Suits and Accessories: A comprehensive guide to dry suit features and materials, as well as to undergarments, hoods, boots, gloves and other accessories that are unique to dry suit use.
- Using Dry Suits: How to plan and organize dry suit dives, as well as to the specialized procedures for donning dry suits, ascents and descents, and buoyancy control under water (as well as what to do when the unexpected happens).
- Dry Suit Care and Maintenance: Getting the most from your investment in a dry suit.
Who Can Enroll? This course is open to divers who are:
- At least 12 years old.
- PADI Certified Junior Open Water Divers, Open Water Divers or equivalent.
- Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
What is involved? This course consists of:
- Self study with PADI Drysuit Diver Manual or eLearning and completion of knowledge reviews.
- One Classroom session and one pool / confined water dive for skills overview and practice.
- There are 2 open water training dives required for certification.
Where and When?
Where and when do classes take place? Classes take place at the following places and times:
- Pool sessions take place at the Wet Set Scuba pool.
- Dives are offered at Lake Lanier or the Rock Quarry.
Join us for one of our trips to the rock quarry or call to arrange for your dives at Lake Lanier.
How much does it cost? The course fee is $159 per person and includes:
- Instructor briefings, Q & A session, and knowledge review discussions.
- Pool / Confined Water Dive.
- 2 Open Water training dives.
- PADI certification w/ Card upon completion.
- We offer the Advanced and all Specialty dives on a “dive by dive” basis for $35.00 per dive on most any trip. You will need the PADI Manual for this course, available at Wet Set Scuba. Your PADI certification card is $35.00 once you complete all required dives and knowledge reviews.
As about our TDS Discount on Advanced and Specialty Dives.
Students are responsible for the costs of any dive travel, diving fee’s, plus equipment rentals if needed.
Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:
- PADI Drysuit Diver Manual & Knowledge Reviews.
What equipment will you need? Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:
- Mask, snorkel, fins and boots.
- Drysuit and proper under garment.
- One cylinder per dive, per day.
- Weight system, weights.
- Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
- Regulator/alternate air source.
- Dive Computer.
- U/W Compass.
- Audible surface signal (whistle).
- Surface signal (safety tube).
- Cutting tool.
- Dive tables and slate.
All of these items are available at Wet Set Scuba for sale or rent.
Divers doing the Advanced & Specialty dives are encouraged to own their own Scuba System for safety and comfort – you’ll be a better diver in equipment you are familiar with!
How to Enroll
Get Started Now: The best way to get started is to either call or visit Wet Set Scuba in Stockbridge, GA to pick up your PADI Drysuit Diver Manual and discuss your diving options. You can also get going right now by clicking on the PADI e-Learning link and scheduling your dives on our next trip.