Who this course is for:

The certified diver looking for advanced training in dry suit equipment, selection and diving techniques. This diver can extend their diving season, spend more time diving in cooler environments and/or enjoy enhancing their dive experience by staying warm and cozy in a dry suit.

Course prerequisites:

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Dry Suit Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

Types of dry suits
Shell style
Crushed neoprene
Types of seals
Self don
Rear entry
Zipper guard: protect waterproof zipper from chaffing
Warm neck collar
Dive wear insulation (often times called undergarments)
Cut to be close to the skin
Compression resistant
Dry suit valves
Inflator and deflator considerations
Buoyancy control
Maintenance and care
Zipper care
Minor repairs
Dry suit emergencies

The required skills you will have to demonstrate include all of the following and more:

Planning a dive
Proper donning of a dry suit
Review functions of the dry suit
Buoyancy check and proper weighting
Practice dry suit skills
Inflate and deflate dry suit
Roll out from an inverted position
Buoyancy skills such as hovering in a fixed position
Emergency procedures for dry suit malfunction
Safety stop
Ascend and exit
Log dive

Dry Suit Specialty $200

Not Included:

Course Book $40.00 

Dry Suit Rental $50.00

(Rental fee can be applied to purchase of dry suit)