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PADI Drysuit Course 2024

April 20

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One event on May 10, 2024 at 12:00 am

One event on July 9, 2024 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!

With a drysuit you can enjoy a substantially longer dive season (12 months of the year vs wetsuits 3-4 months).

Drysuits also open up tons of new diving locations! 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.

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


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.

To set you up for success in this course please make sure your diving skills are current and you have fresh water diving experience. All students must have dived in the last 6 months and dived in Ontario or similiar conditions before.

If you haven’t been diving recently or you’re a warm water diver looking to jump into Canadian diving, please contact us and we can get you there with the PADI ReActivate or Discover Local Diving programs.

Spring Course Dates:

April 20, 21, 2024 from 12pm-6pm both days

May 10 – 11, 2024 from 4pm – 9pm both days

July 9 – 10, 2024 from 4pm – 9pm both days

Training Agency:


Course Details:

When you enroll in the course you begin your PADI eLearning at home prior to your course start date.

On the first day you will meet at Dan’s Dive Shop for a 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.

On the second day you will meet your Instructor at a local dive site and complete two open water drysuit dives 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 eLearning, digital 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

Cave 1

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