Drysuit Diver Specialty

Let’s face it, diving in the UK can, on the odd occasion, get a little chilly! A wetsuit doesn’t totally remove you from contact with the water, and in warmer conditions a good wetsuit is absolutely fine.

A drysuit is a ‘shell’ that minimizes your contact with the water, and insulates you with a layer of air, with the added thermal protection of a warm under-suit. It requires a little more training, but if you’re planning to dive the colder water in the UK over the winter months, it’s virtually essential. If you’d like to go ice diving, it’s an absolute must!

During the course you’ll learn about different types of drysuit available, donning and removal, buoyancy characteristics and techniques, correct weighting, safety and emergency procedures, maintenance techniques and undergarment choices. Proof of certification is often required to rent or buy a drysuit.

COURSE LINKING – You can earn this certification as part of another course;  Contact us for details.

PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty


This specialty can be completed in one day – confined and in water dives at the same site in the summer. In winter the course requires separate pool session ahead of the open water day.

PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification. You must be minimum of 10 years old and medically fit to dive.

• Learning materials
• Instruction
• Air fills
• Use of our equipment
(Not including drysuit hire, but we can advise on hire)
• Certification & card on completion

Any completed forms we have requested and your learning pack. Any dive gear of your own that you wish to use.

Want to know more about which courses you can do next?
Check out the COURSE PROGRESSION CHART or get in touch with us to discuss options.

We look forward to diving with you soon:)

For more information please email info@divesouth.co.uk