329 Welland Avenue
St. Catharines, ON L2R 2R2
PADI Drysuit Course April 2020
Taking the PADI Drysuit Course opens you up to a world of better diving with more comfort and warmth. Drysuit Divers enjoy a substantially longer dive season (12 months of the year vs wetsuits 3-4 months). Complete the pool and classroom session on April 22 with Open Water Dives on April 26 .
No more freezing on the bottom, you can wear thermal undergarments, don and doff your exposure suit easier than a wetsuit and have more fun above and below the water with a drysuit.
What will you learn?
Have you ever really enjoyed diving cold?
Are you excited to dive in cold water in a wetsuit?
Do you smile after a dive like we do?
Drysuit Diving is simply easier than 5-7mm wetsuit diving, more fun, more comfortable and you’ll dive more often!
Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then its time to dive dry.
A drysuit seals you off from the water and keeps you dry, warm and comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There are more incredible dives, vibrant colours and adventure in the world’s cooler regions 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, with more comfort and enjoyment.
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.
Stop into DDS to enrol in the course and pick up a PADI Dry Suit Diver Manual. We’ll arrange a course with you and setup a time for class and to watch the PADI Dry Suit Diving video or you can purchase the video crewpack. By reading the manual and watching the video before class, you’ll be ready to get into the water with us and start practicing with your drysuit or one of our rentals if you haven’t decided which suit to go with yet.
Reduce Diver drop-out and enjoy diving locally as well as away on trips.
Cold water diving is the most exciting type of diving you’ll ever experience, especially here in Canada with the worlds best shipwrecks, amazing wall diving, drift diving, ice diving, deep or technical diving and the most vibrant colours you’ll see diving places like B.C. or Les Escoumins, QC., Iceland and so many other cold water places that offer the most exceptional visibility. It’s not uncommon to have 100-200′ visibility in Tobermory, Lake Ontario, etc.
You don’t have to dive wet and you don’t have to dive cold! It’s no fun and it’s more work.
A properly fitted drysuit and appropriate drysuit underwear system should give you the ability to dive in any thermal environment more comfortably and more enjoyably than a wetsuit.
Drysuits are easier to put on than wetsuits.
Drysuits last longer than wetsuits. 20 years versus 2-4 years.
Drysuits allow you to dive year round.
The first thing you’ll discover is how much more comfortable drysuits are to wear. Dan’s has a full rental fleet of mens and ladies DUI Drysuits (the best drysuits on the market) and we’ve focussed on offering you the most comfortable suit and underwear combinations.
Next, you’ll 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.
The first dive of this Specialty Course can count as a dive credit PADI Advanced Open Water certification.
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.
Clearly a drysuit is necessary along with your basic scuba equipment.
Additional weights, likely a larger pair of fins.
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.