Course information

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 UK 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.

What will 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. You will also 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.

How can you start learning now?

Enroll in the course and pick up a PADI Dry Suit Diver Manual. By reading the manual and watching the video before class, you’ll be ready to get into the water with your instructor and start practicing with your dry suit.

What scuba gear will you use?

Clearly a dry suit is necessary along with your basic scuba equipment. Your 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, like a harness.

Course Prerequisites

Pre­study course manual and fill in review sections before start of the course

Must complete Drysuit Orientation BEFORE the drysuit course ­ call to book FREE OF CHARGE.

Minimum age 12 years

Course price

Price: £149.00

Course dates

Day 1 - Drysuit Diver
Saturday 20th January
Saturday 27th January
Saturday 3rd February
Saturday 17th February
Saturday 3rd March
Saturday 10th March
Saturday 17th March
Saturday 24th March
Saturday 31st March
Saturday 7th April
Saturday 14th April
Saturday 21st April
Saturday 28th April
Saturday 5th May
Saturday 12th May
Saturday 19th May
Saturday 26th May
Saturday 2nd June
Saturday 9th June
Saturday 16th June
Saturday 23rd June
Saturday 30th June
Saturday 14th July
Saturday 21st July
Saturday 28th July
Saturday 4th August
Saturday 11th August

What's included?

Drysuit Manual

Use of all the expensive scuba equipment (Drysuits, weights, cylinders, BCD and regulator). If you wish to bring your own drysuit please do so, or a great range of drysuits is available from the Andark store at preferential prices for Andark students. View the range here.

How is the course run

One day (2 dives) in Andark Lake

How to book

Simply phone to book your place then download and complete the PDF document to bring with you.

Booking Form

Medical Form

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download a free copy.

Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.