PADI - Dry Suit Diver
The purpose of the PADI Dry Suit Diver speciality course is to familiarise divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of diving with a dry suit.
Suitable for: Any PADI Open Water diver (or equivalent) over 12 years old may participate in the course.
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Dry suit diving is an essential part of Scuba Diving in any cold environment that is uncomfortable to dive in with a wet suit - ie. The UK during the winter months!
The first Open water dive of this speciality can be counted towards the Elective Dry Suit Dive in the PADI Adventures in Diving (Advanced) program.
The course is conducted over two days, a Monday evening orientation dive at our Central London pool if you haven?t used a dry suit prior to one Saturday or one Sunday at an open water site. A short self study package of a video and workbook means no lectures or exams.
A FEW POINTS WORTH NOTING IN ORDER TO DIVE
All courses and trips at SCUBA ZONE the are designed to fit around your busy lifestyle/schedule. There are many scheduling options you may choose to learn to dive, with frequent courses being run both here and abroad. For instance, you may want to finish your course abroad on an escorted trip with one of our Instructors or perhaps you would like to 'brave' British Waters! There are no time limits with the PADI system of diving, everything is performance-based and progressive - there are no pass or fail aspects to PADI courses either - we simply teach you until the course is completed. Whether you would like to dive here or abroad, in two days or two months time, we are here to help.
All courses at Scuba Zone include the following - Personalised tuition, Student materials in a Crew Pack (Manual, Dive Planner, Log Book), Certification Card (if applicable) and all the equipment including dive computer. Scuba Zone do not add on hidden charges.
SCUBA ZONE will provide all scuba diving equipment for courses however we recommend that you have your own mask, fins or snorkel for courses. We have several starter packages with 10 to 15% discount available at both Dive centres. Please allow approximately 30-45 minutes prior to normal start time if you intend to get these on the day your training starts.
AGE AND FITNESS:
Anyone from the age of 8 years and upwards can dive as long as they are in general good health. There is a common misconception that you must be an Olympic Athlete to dive. This simply isn't true! The Open Water course requires you to be comfortable in the water and this is demonstrated by being able swim 200m. in the swimming pool at your own pace and to float or tread water for 10 minutes. Easy!
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
Just a pair of swimming trunks, a towel and a smile! We supply everything else. Of course, if you have any equipment such as a wet suit or mask-bring it along! Once you have qualified we will need your passport photo in order for PADI to process and issue your certification card.
Once certified you may be interested in developing your diving skills even further. You can gain tremendous confidence and experience by advancing your qualification to the next level in the PADI system. There are several ways of progressing and we would be only too happy to advise you on the best route to take. We also run regular Dive Club meetings (with a few beers!) and pool nights. We also organise escorted trips around the world and the UK to world-renowned dive sites such as Scapa Flow.
Both Scuba Zone diving shops are open from 10am to 7pm - every Monday to Sunday - yes 7 days! Again, we are flexible, if you need us earlier or later this can be arranged. Knowledge development sessions may be completed any time within these hours. Instructors are always on the premises.
PADI - Dry Suit Diver