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DRY SUIT DIVER Extend your season and embrace new environments

The PADI Dry Suit Diver Course with OLYMPUS DIVE CENTER

Olympus Dive Center offers Dry Suit training for those wishing to extend their diving season, time in the water, broaden their buoyancy skills and open up diving opportunities throughout the world.

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 are better prepared to safely and enjoyably scuba dive some  incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions.

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 will 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 will master in this course:

  • Dry Suit Familiarization
  • Safety Checks
  • Entry Techniques
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Descent techniques
  • 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


To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including a dive computer and other specialty gear

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Dry Suit Diver Manual. You will use it as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures

Your course price includes

  • Instruction, books and materials
  • Certification Fees
  • Dry Suit & Undergarment Rental
  • Training is only $100.00 with the purchase of a Dry suit
  • Students will receive $50 off the purchase of a Dry suit if bought after taking the course

Price: $235/person

  • Class size is limited to 4 students
  • Weekend or weekday scheduling formats, year around

  *Students must provide their own personal items including mask, fins, snorkel, booties, gloves, regulator, BCD, and tanks. We have rentals available for the regulator, BCD, dive computer, wetsuit, and tanks.

*Boat dives are required for an additional fee. Your experience level will determine which trips you need to complete the course. If you book this course On-line you will be contacted by our staff to determine and reserve the appropriate trip(s).

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.

For more information or to schedule a Dry Suit Diver class, please contact Olympus Dive Center at (252)726-9432.

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