Some people may choose never to dive in cooler waters, thinking that it can't possibly be any fun. Wrong! It is not diving in cold water that is no fun, but being cold... and there is a big difference! To dive comfortably in such waters, you need to ensure that you are using the correct exposure suit. Dryusits are the perfect choice for this type of environment.
Why PADI Speciality Drysuit ?
Some of the worlds most spectacular and challening dives can be found in the cooler, more temperate waters of the world - fascinating wrecks, abundant marine life and some amazing underwater landscapes! The PADI Drysuit Speciality is designed to gfive you the knowledge and skills to safely explore these cooler waters.
Upcoming Courses (back to top)
The above list is limited to the next 5 courses. To see these courses, and more, on a calendar please visit our course calendar. Alternatively, please visit the upcoming courses page. There may be additional courses to those listed here please contact us to discuss your requirements.
How do I book myself on a course?
To book yourself on a course please select one of the courses above, send us a message, and we will get back to you to discuss further details.
Below are comments from previous customers who have taken this course. If you have taken this course with us within the past six months please feel free to post your comments.
Thank you for all your help & support again this time on my recent Drysuit course.
It was so nice to get out of the water warm & dry for a change.
As always, safety is a top priority when diving with Cardiff Scuba.
Only wish I had done this course sooner, will now be making Rachel, my buddy, jealous as she is yet to do her course!!!
Thanks Rob & the assisting team for making yet another course so enjoyable. Look forward to the next course.
From Paul Harris, course taken August 2009
"Comprehensive course that doesn`t take long and a must if you want to dive all year round in warmth.
Well instructed as always and you can`t say more than that."
From Alex Farah, course taken May 2009
"Thanks Rob, just back from diving in the Maldives & straight into a drysuit course at NDAC!!
I've known you long enough to know what to expect but the squeeze at 18mts was an eye opener!
Cheers mate, great course & well worth doing.
From Paul Newby, course taken April 2009
"Many thanks 2 every1 @ Cardiff Scuba - the usual suspects + 2 many more 2 mention! for their professionalism and humour (always the right mix 2 get the job done but still make it thoroughly enjoyable) on the PADI speciality dry suit course.
What an experience, hanging upside down, fins threathening 2 ping off, getting shrink wrapped at 18m, it all adds 2 the fun of UK diving!
I am now pleased to report I will be able to continue all through the winter without needing prescription medication to control withdrawal symptoms from my new found addiction to diving, lol.
Highly recommended, if only to loose those extra few pounds for Xmas without paying for a professional body wrap!
Look 4ward 2 the next 1."
From Jennifer Cometson, course taken November 2008
Further information on PADI Speciality Drysuit (back to top)
What do I need to start?
- PADI Drysuit Speciality Manual
What will I do?
Topics covered in this speciality course include: drysuit construction, undersuits, diving techniques, safety and emergencies, maintanance ad repair.
These topics are covered with one theory session, one confined water (pool) dive, and one day of open water diving (to inlcude two dives).
How long will it take?
The theory and pool sessions are held on the same weekday evening (usually a Thursday). The open water dives will take place on the following Saturday (i.e. two days later)
What previous experience do I need?
To enrol on the PADI Drysuit Speciality, you must be at least 12 yeras of age and hold an (Junior) Open Water Certificate, or equivalent fromanother training agency.
What do the fees include?
- All professional tuition
- All equipment required for the course
- All Pool costs
- Course Manual
- All airfills required for course
- Insurance costs while on the course
- All registration fees with PADI upon completion.
What don't fees include?
- Entry fee to dive site used for the Open Water dives
- Costs of transportation to and from dive sites
- Any 'personal' costs (eg. food, drink, accommodation)
What can I do once I'm qualified?
The Drysuit course will open up your diving opportunites. You will now be able to dive in colder climates, and increase the length of your diving season in this country.
This Specialty certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for your Master Scuba Diver certification