Dry Suit Diver
Diving with a dry suit is different from diving with a wet suit. You control you buoyancy mostly by adding air (or whichever gas you're diving with, or argon from a separate cylinder if you are diving in very cold climates) in your suit. The air in the dry suit moves around so if you have been diving with a wet suit, controlling your buoyancy takes some re-learning.
Dry suits are available for rental in some areas in colder climates where dry suit diving is the norm. In transitional or warmer climates it is more difficult to find dry suits in rental inventories. Shops that rent dry suits often require Dry Suit certification before they rent you one. Different types of dry suits behave differently so it is best to take the Dry Suit course with your own dry suit.
The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then you’ll learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you’ll practise:
Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.
Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.
If you are considering investing in a dry suit, you might want to start with the Knowledge Development part of the Dry Suit course: there is a video to watch and a you'll get a manual. They both explain differences between different types of dry suits and you will be able to make a more informed decision.
The course dives are best done in your own dry suit, though.
During the course you'll do
One (1) confined water dive (pool)
Two (2) dives in open water
PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age 10 years
Dry Suit Diver Specialty: from HKD2,400 per person
Course fee includes professional instruction, course manual, tanks & weights used during the course and certification fee.
Feeling cold underwater? You don't have to. Visibility is better in many places - including Hong Kong - in colder winter months. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.
Diving in a dry suit opens up more diving opportunities. As long as the water is not frozen solid you can dive with proper dry suit and undergarments.
Apart from thermal protection, dry suit provides redundant buoyancy in case of BCD/wing failure.
How to sign up
Courses are arranged by request.
Please contact us through the contact page or by email or phone. Our office will direct you to one of our instructors, so you can talk directly, ask questions and arrange a course schedule.