Dry Suit Diving Specialty Course


Become a dry suit diver and you can dive comfortably all year, anywhere in the world.

"Diving dry" is the best way to extend your dive season, keeps you warmer underwater and allows you to explore cold water dive sites, with ease.

As the cooler winter season approaches, the cooler water arrives and the winter diving season takes off. In some areas, winter conditions are even better in the colder months. 

A diving drysuit is a waterproof diving suit that works by sealing a layer of air between the diver and the water. The difference between drysuits and wetsuits is that a wetsuit will allow to enter, the divers body then heats that water up and as water is moved about the body, more body heat is required to warm the cooler water, whereas a diving drysuit is loose fitting and uses air instead of water to minimise heat loss, this helps to keep the wearer warmer.

Do you need a drysuit to dive in winter? Yes, you do!
Scuba diving drysuits are designed to keep the wearer dry, warm and comfortable when in the water by keeping the cooler water out.
Wearing a dry suit seals you off from the cooler water and keeps you more comfortable, even in the coldest of water.

Diving in a drysuit does require specialty training starting with your first training dive taking place in a pool, you learn how to don and doff your dry suit carefully with minimal assistance, then master buoyancy control using your drysuit and go over safety procedures. This is then followed by two open water dives in a local bay.

You will also learn which accompanying undergarments are right for you and the type of diving you will do.
Finally,  you will also learn how to take care of your drysuit.




Drysuits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season.

With the correct cold water scuba diving attire, you can tolerate the elements and take advantage of the awesome visibility offered by winter months.

Drysuit divers are equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s most incredible dive sites in the worlds cooler regions, that are best enjoyed in a warm comfortable dry suit, even in warmer months.

Our divers have travelled to mystical Iceland, where they dived the legendary Silfra lakes. Here you can touch two continents, underwater.

Dry suit diving also keeps you warm on multi-dive days anywhere, especially when you do not want to spend your time getting in and out of a cold wetsuit.

The Pro-Dive Central Coast Dry Suit Diving specialty program is the best way to become a dry suit diver and teaches you all the knowledge and techniques you need to dive safely and comfortably in a dry suit.

You will learn how to use specialised equipment, like dry suits and BCs, the benefits of dry suits and how to deal with dry suit emergencies – which are unique to this type of diving.
Upon completion, you will earn Dry Suit Diving specialty certification.

Minimum image: 10
Certification required: Open water Diver

One pool dive
Two open water dives

Max depth: 30 metres (12-14 year-old: 18 metres)



Open water diver certification

Minimum 6 dives

Confined water session in our indoor training pool.

Two ocean shore dives



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