Dry suits are designed to keep you warm during dives of longer duration or in colder water. Diving a dry suit requires a different approach to weighting, buoyancy control, and gear maintenance and repair.
We use PADI eLearning for the academics.
Upon completion of the knowledge development, students will learn and demonstrate a set of skills particular to dry suit diving. It also gives students a chance to practice buoyancy habits in a controlled environment.
Open Water Dives
To complete the certification, divers must participate in two open water dives to demonstrate the skills taught in the confined water section as well as proper buoyancy control. We do the dives during the local dive season.
Aside from personal gear (mask, fins, boots, and snorkel) and basic scuba gear (BC, regulators, dive computer), students will need a dry suit and a dry suit inflator hose to be attached to the regulator. For the confined water portion, Pan Aqua will provide the basic scuba gear, the dry suit, and the dry suit hose. Students will need to rent whatever gear necessary for the open water component, including the dry suit.
Divers must be at least PADI Open Water certified and be a minimum of 10 years of age.
The academics and pool session may be scheduled and completed now but we are not conducting open water dives at this time. The cost is $329 and includes the eLearning and all equipment use for the Class/Pool session. The two open water dives may be scheduled once local diving has started.