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  • Dry Suit Diver

Dry Suit Diver

SDI Dry Suit Diver (Rental Suit $150)

The SDI Dry Suit Diver Course will open up a whole new world of diving to you. Many of the diving environments around the world are better experienced in a dry suit. Why? These areas have an abundance of marine life waiting to be seen and photographed – they just happen to be a little colder! Dry suits are also used in tropical water during the cooler months. This course allows the student to develop the knowledge and skills to properly use a dry suit. It will discuss the types of dry suits, accessories, maintenance and how to make basic repairs.

Don't see a class that works with your schedule? Contact us to talk about additional class options

Dry Suit Rental information

Dry suit can be rented by contacting the shop directly. The rental fee of $150 can be applied to the cost of a new dry suit. within 6 months of taking the class. 

 

 

Starting from
$250.00

Availability: In Stock

What gear is included in the cost of the class:

  • Use of training tanks and weight for the pool session
  • One scuba cylinder for open water
  • Students are responsible for bringing all other gear required for class. We do offer 50% off rentals to any student taking a specialty 

Who this course is for:

The certified diver looking for advanced training in dry suit equipment, selection and diving techniques. This diver can extend their diving season, spend more time diving in cooler environments and/or enjoy enhancing their dive experience by staying warm and cozy in a dry suit.

Course prerequisites:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Dry Suit Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Types of dry suits
    • Shell style
    • Crushed neoprene
    • Neoprene
  • Types of seals
    • Latex
    • Neoprene
  • Features
    • Self don
    • Rear entry
    • Boots
    • Zipper guard: protect waterproof zipper from chaffing
    • Warm neck collar
    • Suspenders
  • Dive wear insulation (often times called undergarments)
    • Cut to be close to the skin
    • Compression resistant
    • Components
  • Dry suit valves
    • Inflator and deflator considerations
  • Buoyancy control
  • Maintenance and care
    • Cleaning
    • Zipper care
    • Minor repairs
  • Dry suit emergencies

The required skills you will have to demonstrate include all of the following and more:

  • Planning a dive
  • Proper donning of a dry suit
  • Review functions of the dry suit
  • Buoyancy check and proper weighting
  • Practice dry suit skills
  • Inflate and deflate dry suit
  • Roll out from an inverted position
  • Buoyancy skills such as hovering in a fixed position
  • Emergency procedures for dry suit malfunction
  • Safety stop
  • Ascend and exit
  • Log dive

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in dry suit diving activities without direct supervision of the SDI Instructor* so long as the following limits are adhered to:

  • The diving activities approximate those of training
  • The areas of activities approximate those of training
  • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

The SDI Dry Suit Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to complete the SDI Advanced Diver Development program or SDI Master Scuba Diver Development program.

How to Prepare for Class

You will receive a detailed email with instructions regarding how to prepare for class from training@aquaticadventuresohio.com. If you do not receive this email, please be sure to let us know ASAP. 

Here is an overview of what is required before your first day of class:

  • Send us your proof of certification unless we already have this on file
  • Log into your SDI account and sign the required waivers. There is a medical waiver that may require a doctor's signature if you answer YES to certain questions. For instructions on how to access this, please click here
  • Complete all ELearning in SDI. For instructions for how to access your ELearning, please click here
  • Contact us ASAP if you need to rent any gear for class. If you need to rent a suit from us, the cost is $150 and will include the dry suit, thermals, a dry hood and dry gloves. Be sure to stop in and get fitted for your suit ASAP
  • Sign up and pay for your diving at Gilboa Guarry for the days of the class, please click here
  • Stop by the shop the Friday before your class to pickup the gear provided for class and any gear you rented from us

What to Bring to Class

  • Dr signature on your medical form, if required. You can also upload this to your SDI account
  • Your life support gear, a wetsuit and your personal gear unless you are renting from us
  • Swimsuit - we also recommend a rash guard or skin if you have one
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Snack

Cancellation Policy

We understand that issues and sickness due arise. You can find the details of our cancellation policy by clicking here

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