Stay Dry, Stay Warm

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SDI Scuba Training Europe

SDI Dry Suit Diver

The SDI Dry Suit Diver Course will open up a whole new world of diving to you. Many of the diving environments around the world are better experienced in a dry suit. Why? These areas have an abundance of marine life waiting to be seen and photographed – they just happen to be a little colder! Dry suits are also used in tropical water during the cooler months.This course allows the student to develop the knowledge and skills to properly use a dry suit. It will discuss the types of dry suits, accessories, maintenance and how to make basic repairs.

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.

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

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

  • Types of dry suits
  • Types of seals
  • Features
  • Dive wear insulation (often times called undergarments)
  • Dry suit valves
  • Buoyancy control
  • Maintenance and care
  • 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

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in dry suit diving activities without direct supervision of the SDI Instructor* so long as the following limits are adhered to:

  • The diving activities approximate those of training
  • The areas of activities approximate those of training
  • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

The SDI Dry Suit Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to complete the SDI Advanced Diver Development program or SDI Master Scuba Diver Development program.

  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Dry Suit Diver Knowledge Quests with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor
  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

Further information from SDI on the Future Buddies Program;

Course Overview

Course Standards

What’s included in the course fee?

  • Hire of basic scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • All supervision/training
  • eLearning when available

What’s not included in the course fee?

  • Additional manuals
  • Additional or remediation dives
  • Additional kit hire

View our current price list here.

If you require further information or wish to book your next course please get in touch.