Dry suit Diver | Oahu Diving Association

Dry suit Diver

     Why dive dry suits?  Dry suits help keep divers dry and warm allowing for longer bottom time, greater comfort at depth, and more consecutive dives. What conducts heat away from the body 20 – 25 times faster than air? You got it, water!  For this reason,  dry suits are not just used for technical diving at deeper depths, it is also used for recreational–casual–diving in specific regions of the world where staying dry can mean the difference between life and death.  In this course students practice basic dry suit usage in confined water, and then move on to do two dives from a boat in open water where they practice skills necessary for safe, dry suit diving.     


The Fun Part

     Doing two open water dives with an instructor and learning how to use and wear a dry suit, and not blow up like a hot air balloon underwater, with confidence, can be fun.  Upon mastering the skills needed for dry suit diving, scuba divers are left with a sense of accomplishment because, now, they too belong to an elite group of scuba divers that can dive in any waters anywhere in the world .


What You’ll Learn

     The goal of this course is to familiarize students with dry suit diving.  They will learn about wetsuits vs. dry suits, dry suit construction and undergarments, BCs vs. dry suits, how to properly weight oneself while using a dry suit. Not to mention they will learn about redundant argon gas inflation systems.  Student-divers will learn how to maintain neutral buoyancy at depth, and how to intelligently handle emergency situations underwater.


Diver Prerequisites

• minimum 12 years old; and

• Open Water Scuba Certification.  


Course Tuition

$350.00 + Tax


Tuition includes

• course syllabus;

• confined water training;

• required certification training dives;

• scuba tanks; and 

• ballast: lead weights.

Does not include

• rental gear; 

• drysuit; or 

• academic materials.


Course Materials

When purchasing the Drysuit Diver course, you will need to purchase either a book set or an online e-Learning course to complete the academic portion of the program. To see what academic materials are available for this course, please visit the required materials button below.


Req. Materials


Your Next Adventure

    Once you complete the Drysuit Diver specialty course, why not try another specialty course like Full Face Mask or Nitrox Diver?  Each specialty you do can be used towards earning the coveted Master Diver rating.