Dry Suit

Dry suits can make diving more enjoyable any time water temperatures drop below the mid 70s — and are essential in water below 60°F, or when depths approach 100 feet and beyond. Dry suits open the door to activities such as deeper wreck diving and ice diving, and can extend your diving season well beyond just the warmest months of the year.

Safely using dry suits, however, requires special training. That’s where the Drysuit Diver specialty course comes in.

Among the many things you will learn as part of this program:

  • Dry Versus Wet: How dry suits keep you warm in ways no wet suit can ever hope to match.
  • Dry Suits and Accessories: A comprehensive guide to dry suit features and materials, as well as to undergarments, hoods, boots, gloves and other accessories that are unique to dry suit use.
  • Using Dry Suits: How to plan and organize dry suit dives, as well as to the specialized procedures for donning dry suits, ascents and descents, and buoyancy control under water (as well as what to do when the unexpected happens).
  • Dry Suit Care and Maintenance: Getting the most from your investment in a dry suit.

Who?

Who

Who Can Enroll? This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 12 years old.
  • Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.

What?

What

What is involved? This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
  • 2 open water training dives.

Where and When?

When

Where and when do classes take place? Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place, on your schedule. Like most Big Kahuna Scuba classes, the classroom portion of this course can be scheduled virtually anytime the shop is open upon completion of your self-study materials.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday and Sunday, and are scheduled during your classroom session.

Starting dates include:

  • Because minimum class size is 1, this course starts anytime someone signs up.

How Much?

How Much

How much does it cost? The course fee is $99 per person (Free with the purchase of a drysuit) and includes:

  • All study materials.
  • Tanks and Weights.

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Entry fees to dive facilities or dive charter fees.

What Equipment?

Equipment

What equipment will you need? Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • Drysuit.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Audible surface signal.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.

All of these items are available at Big Kahuna Scuba.

How to Enroll

Sign Up

Get Started Now: The best way to get started is to either call or visit Big Kahuna Scuba.