​​​​​Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.

Prerequisites: To take this course, you must be:
- A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or withhold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
- At least 12 years old


What You Learn

The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then you’ll learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you’ll practice:

- Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
- Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.
- Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.

- 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


The Scuba Gear You Use

A Drysuit in addtion to your  basic scuba gear.  Drysuit rentals are available if you don't own a drysuit.
Our  PADI Instructor will explain other gear or equipment options you may need to dive comfortably with your dry suit. For example, because you’re more buoyant in a dry suit than in a wetsuit, you may want a different weight system setup.  


Students are responsible for their own Drysuit. Rental Drysuits are available if needed. Students receive $50 off a drysuit rental

You can also register for class by calling us at (919) 341-2787

PADI DRYSUIT  Diver

Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. This suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water.

Here is how it works

PART  1: ​REGISTER FOR YOUR PADI SCUBA DRYSUIT ELEARNING CLASS - $99*
Complete the comprehensive elearning course at your own pace - online or offline.

Time commitment: 4-6  hours

*If you purchased your eLearning directly from PADI you only need to purchase PART II - Drysuit Practical Training.

eLearning purchased directly from PADI may be more expensive. 


PART II: PADI DRYSUIT PRACTICAL TRAINING - $150

Price Includes:
- Knowledge Review with your instructor
- Practical Training Dives with your Instructor
- Issuing of your Dry Suit Certification eCard.


Use the drop down to select Part I, or Part II, or Both Parts get started today.