PADI Dry Suit Course

PADI Dry Suit Diving Course

DATES: Weekends, or weekdays on request

PRICE: £245 or £175 when integrated with another course

MINIMUM AGE: 10 years old

It’s not diving in cold water that isn’t fun, it’s being cold! Wearing a dry suit keeps you warm and dry throughout your dive and allows you to stay underwater for longer periods. Unlike James Bond, you won’t be wearing a Tuxedo under your dry suit but either an insulated body suit or warm clothing, depending on which dry suit you use.

The course teaches you the different types of dry suit available and how to use them. It’s very different to diving in a wetsuit so we start your course off in shallow confined water. Once you’ve mastered the basics you are ready to complete two open water dives which are either conducted in Mercers LakeChepstow or possibly on one of our club trips.

What’s Included?

PADI’s eLearning. lets you read and watch video about dry suit diving on your PC, Mac or tablet in preperation for the pratical skills

All equipment hire including dry suit and under suit

Dry suit orientation in shallow water

2 open water dives (or one extra dive if combined with another course)

Certification fee

*Does not include entry to the lake (c.£15) and £5 for additional air fills.

DrySuit Course Locations

We teach at various open water locations including:

Mercers Lake – our exclusive lake

St. Andrews

The Skills You Will Learn on Your PADI Drysuit course

In addition to reviewing dive safety procedures when using a dry suit, you’ll learn:

  • Which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you.
  • How to take care of your dry suit.
  • Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
  • Mastering buoyancy control when using a dry suit.

The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver or Master Scuba Diver certification.


Our dive shop has all of the major dry suit brands including Apeks, Aqua Lung, Bare, Fourth Element, Typhoon and WaterProof. Call for advice on 0800 699 0243.

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To book your course or for more details please call 0800 699 0243.