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.

Course Cost: $189.00

ELearning Course Code: $69.00

Training Dives: $120.00

 Getting Certified Is a Two Step Process

  • Step 1  is to acquire all of the important academic information every certified diver must know. Traditionally, it required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line training, you can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
  • Step 2  is to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water. Here you will learn the fundamental skills that every diver needs to know. (It’s also a lot of fun.)

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

*Note: Divers under the age of 18 must participate in underwater navigation diving activities with a parent, guardian, or dive professional.
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.

november 2018

10nov(nov 10)9:00 am11(nov 11)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

14nov6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

december 2018

01dec9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

02decalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08dec(dec 8)9:00 am09(dec 9)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

12dec6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

january 2019

05jan9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

06janalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09jan6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

12jan(jan 12)9:00 am13(jan 13)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2019

02feb9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

03feballdaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09feb(feb 9)9:00 am10(feb 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

13feb6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

march 2019

03maralldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09mar(mar 9)9:00 am10(mar 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

13mar6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

april 2019

10apr6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

20aprallday27Grand Cayman Group Trip

may 2019

08may6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

june 2019

01junallday08Bonaire Group Trip

12jun6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

july 2019

10jul6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

august 2019

03augallday10Roatan Group Trip

14aug6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

24augallday31Cozumel Group Trip

september 2019

11sep6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

october 2019

05octallday12Costa Rica Group Trip

09oct6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

Course Prerequisites:

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

What’s next after completing your Dry Suit Diver course?

You can continue your diving education by checking out some of the other specialties or courses on our SDI Course Map.

SDI Dry Suit Diver minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Dry Suit Diver Knowledge Quests with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor
  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
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Costs

Course Cost: $189.00

ELearning Course Code: $69.00

Training Dives: $120.00

How Does It Work

 Getting Certified Is a Two Step Process

  • Step 1  is to acquire all of the important academic information every certified diver must know. Traditionally, it required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line training, you can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
  • Step 2  is to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water. Here you will learn the fundamental skills that every diver needs to know. (It’s also a lot of fun.)
What Does It Cover

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

*Note: Divers under the age of 18 must participate in underwater navigation diving activities with a parent, guardian, or dive professional.
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.

Calendar

november 2018

10nov(nov 10)9:00 am11(nov 11)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

14nov6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

december 2018

01dec9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

02decalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08dec(dec 8)9:00 am09(dec 9)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

12dec6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

january 2019

05jan9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

06janalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09jan6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

12jan(jan 12)9:00 am13(jan 13)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2019

02feb9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

03feballdaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09feb(feb 9)9:00 am10(feb 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

13feb6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

march 2019

03maralldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09mar(mar 9)9:00 am10(mar 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

13mar6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

april 2019

10apr6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

20aprallday27Grand Cayman Group Trip

may 2019

08may6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

june 2019

01junallday08Bonaire Group Trip

12jun6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

july 2019

10jul6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

august 2019

03augallday10Roatan Group Trip

14aug6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

24augallday31Cozumel Group Trip

september 2019

11sep6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

october 2019

05octallday12Costa Rica Group Trip

09oct6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

Prerequisites

Course Prerequisites:

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

What’s next after completing your Dry Suit Diver course?

You can continue your diving education by checking out some of the other specialties or courses on our SDI Course Map.

What Else

SDI Dry Suit Diver minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Dry Suit Diver Knowledge Quests with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor
  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

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