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

March Specialty of the Month:

Saturday 18th & 25th March – £125.00
Must do pool orientation before these dates on either a Monday or Wednesday evening.

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.

Dry Suit Diver DVD (returnable after course, a fee of £22.75 will be incurred if not returned.)

Sold separately: Course £113.00 , manual £22.13, DVD £22.75

Course dates

Day 1 - Drysuit Diver
Saturday 25th March 2017
Thursday 30th March 2017
Saturday 1st April 2017
Saturday 8th April 2017
Saturday 15th April 2017
Saturday 22nd April 2017
Saturday 29th April 2017
Saturday 6th May 2017
Saturday 13th May 2017
Saturday 20th May 2017
Saturday 27th May 2017
Saturday 3rd June 2017

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

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.