Wanna stay warm & toasty on a dive? Then dive DRY! Unlike a wetsuit, a drysuit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm. Even in surprisingly cold water like Tobermory.
The Fun Part
Drysuits 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 inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a drysuit 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 drysuit even in their warmer months.
What You Learn
Gain the knowledge and skills to safely put on, dive with, take off and store a drysuit. Get introduced to the different types of suits. You'll be able to make a very informed decisions if considering purchasing a drysuit. Such as:
- Drysuit buoyancy control skills
- Drysuit maintenance, storage and basic repair
- Undergarment (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the drysuit) options
Practical skills you’ll master in this course:
- Drysuit 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 a drysuit, storage and maintenance
For all your learning materials and equipment, contact BARRIE SCUBA HOUSE.
Your Next Adventure
Scuba diving with a drysuit is useful when diving many types of dive sites. A drysuit is necessary when ice diving and sometimes while altitude diving. Many technical divers wear drysuits on almost every dive due to the length of the time spent underwater. The longer the diver is in the water, the more thermal protection is required. If technical diving is something that interests you, check out the Discover Tec Diving experience.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the BARRIE SCUBA HOUSE Team members.
After check-out, please contact us to schedule a mutually convenient course time.