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PADI Drysuit Course

September 9, 2022

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One event on October 7, 2022 at 12:00 am

Take the PADI Drysuit Course and enter a world of warm, comfortable diving.

Drysuit Divers are happy divers! No more freezing on the bottom, or missing dives because you’re cold. A drysuit seals you off from the water and keeps you dry, warm and comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. In a drysuit you can wear thermal undergarments, don and doff your exposure suit easier than a wetsuit and stay warm between dives above water. Dive all year long, dive deeper for longer and have more fun!

Drysuit Divers enjoy a substantially longer dive season (12 months of the year vs wetsuits 3-4 months). Drysuit Diving is popular not only in Ontario but if you want to travel to amazing destinations such as Canada’s east coast, British Columbia, California, the Galapagos, Europe, Iceland etc. There is incredible cold water diving with vibrant colours, intact shipwrecks and adventure in the world’s cooler regions. The possibilities are endless in a drysuit.

Are you excited to dive in cold water when your in a wetsuit? If the answer is No! than take your PADI Drysuit Specialty and open up a new world of diving. Come up with a smile after your dive instead of a shiver.


If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enrol in the Dry Suit Diver course.

Take this course as part of your Open Water course or your Advanced Open Water Course.

The first dive of this Specialty Course can count as a dive credit PADI Advanced Open Water certification.


Join DSS this fall with two separate courses running on September 9-10 and October 7-8, 2022.

Course times are Friday 3pm-9pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

Training Agency:


Course Details:

When you enrol in the course you will recieve the PADI Dry Suit Diver Manual to read at home prior to your course start date. On Friday you will meet at Dan’s Dive Shop at 3pm for a classroom session and drysuit fitting including proper care of a drysuit. From there you will head to a local pool where you will learn how to use a drysuit in the water.

Saturday morning you will meet your Instructor at a local dive site and complete two open water drysuit dives from 10am -2pm to practice your skills.

During your course 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.

Cost For Certified Divers:  $350+HST Includes Manual, certification card and drysuit rental. Save $100 if you own a drysuit.

Cost For Open Water Students:$175+HST as part of the PADI Open Water Course or PADI Advanced Open Water Course.

Required Equipment:

A drysuit, additional weighting and drysuit whip is necessary along with your basic scuba equipment.

Where can you go from here?


Cold Water Diving

Deep Diver


Ice Diver (after Intro to Tech)

Technical Diver

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Sidemount Diver

Underwater Photographer

Anything you do will be more fun in the right drysuit, so start enjoying better, warmer, drysuit dives today. Experience diving smarter, not harder! Dry is more comfortable, less effort, warmer and extends your dive season!

dry suit divers
happy dry suit diver