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Specialty Courses

Drysuit Diver Specialty Course

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When staying warm in cold water is important, get with the program – the PADI Dry Suit Diver program. To enter the Dry Suit Diver program, you’ll need at least your PADI Open Water Diver (Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent) certification and be 12 or older.

During the Dry Suit Diver program, you’ll go on one confined water dive and two open water dives, in addition to covering the knowledge and techniques of dry suit diving with emphasis placed on the use of dry suits -- operation principles, care and diving techniques.

The following topics are included in your PADI Dry Suit Diver program:

1. The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of dry suit diving.
2. Proper procedures for buoyancy control.
3. Ascent and descent technique training.
4. Routine, user-level, preventative maintenance and performance checks on dry suits

If a Dry Suit elective dive is conducted during the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Advanced Plus program, it may count toward the certification requirements for this specialty at the discretion of the instructor.

 

Contact Great Lakes Divecenter, Inc. for more information.

 

 
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