The PADI Dry Suit Diver course with FISHEYE SCUBA

Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.

The Fun Part

Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months—especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.

What You Learn

Gain the knowledge and skills to safely put on, dive with, take off and store a dry-suit. Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit. You learn:

  • Dry suit buoyancy control skills
  • Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair
  • Undergarment (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the dry suit) options

Practical skills you’ll master in this course:

  • Dry Suit Familiarization
  • Safety Checks
  • Entry Techniques
  • Bubble Check
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Descent techniques
  • Fin Pivot Hover
  • Excess gas in feet emergency roll drill
  • Stuck inflator emergency drill
  • Stuck exhaust valve emergency drill
  • Ascent procedure· Remove and replace scuba unit and weight belt on the surface
  • Exit techniques· Removal of dry suit, storage and maintenance

It's just a few simple steps:

  • Call us to discuss possible dive dates.  Private lessons available for additional fees to accommodate scheduling conflicts or to rush the process.  You must have a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) and be 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
  • Pay for the all Inclusive course online, or by calling the shop. $380*   To pay by Credit Card, please call the shop at 916-850-1145 (This secures your spot, covers the instructors fees, Elearning-accessible forever, Drysuit, Undergarments, Tanks, Weights, Air Fills, Certification Card, all gear needed accept personal gear, and 1 pool dive & 2 Open Water dives)  
  • Students also need to own their own Personal Gear.

Covid -19 related Issues:

We use social distancing as much as possible in our courses, and all our gear is disinfected after each use.  Covid has been shown to be inactive in chlorinated water. Class sizes have been reduced to 4-5 students, and orientation is now 1 on 1, instead of in a group setting.

How It Works

After you pay for the course, elearning will be sent directly from PADI.  Complete the elearning, and bring the completed printout to FishEye Scuba at your scheduled appointment. Padi recomends allowing for 8 hours, but we frequently see students complete the course in as little as 4 hours.

Set an appointment for your 1 on 1 orientation, a few days to a week prior to the start of your course, go over details of the class, answer questions, make sure paperwork is complete and in order, and pick up your Crewpack,

Open Water Dates are determined by weather, class, time of year, local events, etc.  Dives usually start about 8am, and run into the early afteroon, with a debriefing and log book signing.

Required Paperwork:

PADI Continuing Education Form (Includes Medical Questionnaire)  Click Here

Emergency Treatment Consent Form (if student is under 18) Click Here

Diver Medical Form(If you have a YES, you will need your doctor's signature) Click Here

Class Reschedule/Cancellation Policy Click Here

Your Next Adventure

Scuba diving with a dry suit is useful when diving many types of dive sites. A dry suit is necessary when ice diving and sometimes while altitude diving. Many technical divers wear dry suits on almost every dive due to the length of the time spent underwater. The longer the diver is in the water, the more thermal protection is required. If technical diving is something that interests you, check out the Discover Tec Diving experience.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the FISHEYE SCUBA Team members.