dry suit diver course

Some of the most beautiful diving visibility and marine life you will ever see can be found in cold water. It’s just well… cold! So how do we solve this problem? A dry suit of course! Be it for a dive holiday overseas to a colder climate, or an understandable desire to dive year-round in Australian waters whilst warm and cozy, we’ll help you achieve a goal of confidence and competence.

With an SDI Dry Suit Diver Specialty Course, you’ll gain a strong understanding of Dry Suit theory and practical skills, all under the guidance of one of our experienced instructors; and with our proudly established small course ratios. We are also extremely delighted to have access to a range of much-lauded SANTI Drysuits for use on our courses. 

 

E-Learning

Prior to starting to the course, you will do a small amount of e-learning. This will take approximately 3-6 hours, and provide a solid understanding in:

  • Types of drysuits
  • Types of seals
  • Features of suits
  • Divewear insulations (undergarments)
  • Drysuit valves
  • Buoyancy control
  • Maintenance and care
  • Drysuit emergencies

 

Course Day: 8 am – 3 pm

On the day we will start with a revision of theory in the classroom, and you’ll have a chance to ask whatever questions you need answers. Following this will be a confined water session in our in-house pool with the aim of getting comfortable and developing some critical drysuit skills demonstrated by your instructor, e.g. drysuit inflator disconnect/reconnect at depth and feet first ascent recovery. 

 

After a short break to grab some food (and some much-needed coffee!) we will be heading to one of our local dive sites to perform two open water dives. Here, you will have the chance to fine-tune your buoyancy skills and once again practice some critical skills… and whereupon meeting the requirements for the course you shall have achieved your SDI Dry Suit Diver certification!

1. SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, or current enrollment in one of those courses
 
2. Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent

 

3. Have completed the following paperwork:
  • SDI Liability Release & Express Assumption of Risk / Medical Statement Form *** [.pdf]
  • DSS Boat & Course Indemnity Form [.pdf]
  • DSS Course Booking Form [.pdf]

 

*** Please answer the following questions on your past or present medical history with a YES or NO. If you are not sure, answer YES. If any of these items apply to you, we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in scuba diving. Your instructor will supply you with an RSTC Medical Statement and Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver’s Physical Examination to take to your physician.

Some of the most beautiful diving visibility and marine life you will ever see can be found in cold water. It’s just well… cold! So how do we solve this problem? A dry suit of course!

 

Be it for a dive holiday overseas to a colder climate, or an understandable desire to dive year-round in Australian waters whilst warm and cozy, we’ll help you achieve a goal of confidence and competence.