While dry suits were once used almost exclusively for situations such as ice diving or deep wreck diving, many sport divers are now using dry suits regularly for every day recreational dives all over the world.
The Dry Suit Diver course will give you a basic knowledge and skills needed to minimize risks and gain experience in dry suit diving, as well as train you to properly use and maintain your dry suit.
NAUI Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent is required for enrollment – or your NAUI instructor can teach you both courses in combination so you can be comfortable and warm from your very first open water dive.
- Student numbers: minimum 2, maximum 10
- Minimum age: 15 years
- Approximately 3 hours of classroom study
- 3 hours of pool work
- 3 open water dives
- Develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and techniques to safely dive a drysuit system
- Types, styles, features, selection, care and maintenance of drysuits and insulation
- Cold water physiology: drysuits vs. wetsuits
- Hazards and emergency procedures
Buoyancy control and proper weighting
- Dive equipment system integration
- Complete scuba (cylinder, BC with LP inflator, regulator with alternate air source, SPG and depth gauge, timing device per team, weights and belt)
- Cold-water hood and gloves
- Dive tables or computer
- Light sweat-suit and heavy socks for pool session