SDI Dry Suit Diver


The SDI Dry Suit Diver Course will open up a whole new world of diving to you. Many of the diving environments around the world are better experienced in a dry suit. Why? These areas have an abundance of marine life waiting to be seen and photographed – they just happen to be a little colder! Dry suits are also used in tropical water during the cooler months.This course allows the student to develop the knowledge and skills to properly use a dry suit. It will discuss the types of dry suits, accessories, maintenance and how to make basic repairs.


Who this course is for:

  • The certified diver looking for advanced training in dry suit equipment, selection and diving techniques. This diver can extend their diving season, spend more time diving in cooler environments and/or enjoy enhancing their dive experience by staying warm and cozy in a dry suit.

Course Duration:

Courses should not be treated as a race or something that can be skipped through quickly. Please remember training does not guarantee certification, we need to ensure you fully understand the training and will be a safe diver on certification. We follow a loved one clause that when certified we would be happy you could safely dive with one of our loved ones.

  • The e-learning and academic portion of this course should be completed before starting in water training and exercises. The duration of this piece is dependant on your availability. During this time our instructors are on hand to assist with questions or any element you may struggle with.
  • For many courses the swimming pool or confined water sessions give us time to practice and carry out skills in a controlled environment. We do not fix specific number of pool sessions as it is dependant on your comfort level with skills before moving to open water.
  • The open water element is again determined more by time in water rather than number of dives. We prefer longer dives building experience rather than quick short 20 minute 'dips'.
We will strive to meet your timelines and requirements where possible and will always be dependant on student availability to attend sessions.


Course prerequisites & forms:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent 

Medical Form
Liability Release 

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Dry Suit Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
    • Types of dry suits
      • Shell style
      • Crushed neoprene
      • Neoprene
    • Types of seals
      • Latex
      • Neoprene
    • Features
      • Self don
      • Rear entry
      • Boots
      • Zipper guard: protect waterproof zipper from chaffing
      • Warm neck collar
      • Suspenders
    • Dive wear insulation (often times called undergarments)
      • Cut to be close to the skin
      • Compression resistant
      • Components
    • Dry suit valves
      • Inflator and deflator considerations
    • Buoyancy control
    • Maintenance and care
      • Cleaning
      • Zipper care
      • Minor repairs
    • Dry suit emergencies
    The required skills you will have to demonstrate include all of the following and more:
      • Planning a dive
      • Proper donning of a dry suit
      • Review functions of the dry suit
      • Buoyancy check and proper weighting
      • Practice dry suit skills
      • Inflate and deflate dry suit
      • Roll out from an inverted position
      • Buoyancy skills such as hovering in a fixed position
      • Emergency procedures for dry suit malfunction
      • Safety stop
      • Ascend and exit
      • Log dive

      What’s in it for you?

      Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in dry suit diving activities without direct supervision of the SDI Instructor* so long as the following limits are adhered to:
        • The diving activities approximate those of training
        • The areas of activities approximate those of training
        • Environmental conditions approximate those of training
        The SDI Dry Suit Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to complete the SDI Advanced Diver Development program or SDI Master Scuba Diver Development program.

        How to take this course?

        • Availability to start every week. 
        • Get in touch with us by phone, whatsapp, facebook or e-mail
        • You can also add to shopping cart and pay online using ideal, credit card or paypal.

        Price & Value:

        SDI Dry Suit Diver - €180,00

        *Fully inclusive of all e-learning, equipment required for the course, training and certification on successful completion.

        We focus on and are proud of the skill level, knowledge, decision making, experience and readiness of divers to dive at levels which they have been trained. We want to invest in you, your safety and ability to dive, then come home with amazing stories.

        Our courses are priced as such and we do not hide additional costs. We are are very flexible for training, especially in terms of dates or location as we know we all have busy lives and work commitments. However if for reasons outside of weather, illness or other such emergencies a course/training can not be completed in the standard training schedule we will charge for extra days at €150,00 per day.