Want to experience UK Diving or cooler climates and experience some of the amazing sites we have around our amazing coastline or maybe just to extend your diving season then this course is a must for you
Cley Next to Sea, Norfolk, UK - taken by Tracey Roberts
If you want to see the spectacular and prolific aquatic life often found in cooler water climates you'll need to stay warm and that means a dry suit. Yes you can dive here in the UK in a wetsuit but in winter months when the visibility is generally better why not take advantage of it.
Diving in a drysuit, provides you with the means to extend the UK diving season, stay warm and dry, but does change your buoyancy characteristics so this is a great course to learn all aspects of drysuit diving including looking after, packing away, weighting and streamlining of your equipment and the differences between the types of drysuits available.
You may also count this Specialty certification toward one of the five required Specialties for the Master Scuba Diver Certification
If you have completed your Advanced or Adventures in Diving drysuit dive then this maybe counted towards your Drysuit speciality at our instructors discretion - giving you a cost saving benefit.
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
Minimum age: 10 years old
Mask and Snorkel
What will I do?
Prior to your one day in open water diving in a drysuit you will complete some pre-reading using the PADI Drysuit Manual and complete the two knowledge Reviews which will be reviewed with your instructor or via PADI elearning
Undertake a confined water session where you will
Be taken through how to get in and get out of a drysuit corrected and be correctly fitted
Be taken through how to care for your drysuit and to pack it away ready for transportation to and from the pool
Complete Buddy Checks and shown the additional checks when you and your buddy are drysuit diving
During the pool session, you will
Complete Weight Checks
Review and learn correct Equipment Streamlining
Learn to vent the drysuit
Get lots of practising swimming around in your drysuit along with gaining the understanding of how air migrates around your suit when driving
Emergency procedures just in case you lose control
Once the skills have been mastered in the pool then you will spend one day in open water undertaking two dives putting all of those skills into practise
Throughout your time with us, you will be able to ask any questions you have to your professional dive team who have spent many hours drysuit diving.
Drysuit diving takes time to master, but with our expert tips and techniques you will avoid the common problems and potential hazards that people occur because they do not attend this type of training.
As part of our course you will be provided with the PADI Drysuit Manual or Drysuit Elearning for you to read and complete the required knowledge reviews which will be reviewed with your Instructor.
How Long Will it Take?
Over and above the pre-read, you will attend one confined water session and one day in open water
What do I need to know?
Included in the course price is
All Dive Equipment (except those listed above) - which is well serviced and well maintained.
PADI Drysuit Manual or Elearning
PADI Processing Fees and Project Aware e-certification card
Professional course delivered by instatus and well trained Padi professionals working within UK HSE Guidelines and all training rules and regulations
Any other costs?
Not included is the Entrance fees for open water site and personal travel costs
Come diving in the UK or on any of our trips, after all that is why you qualified as a diver to go diving, have adventures and make friends - yes?
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