PADI Continuing Education Drysuit Diver

PADI Continuing Education Drysuit Diver

Some people may choose never to dive in cooler waters, thinking that it cannot possibly be any fun. Wrong! It is not diving in cold water that is no fun, but being cold... and there is a big difference! To dive comfortably in such waters, you need to ensure that you are using the correct exposure suit. Drysuits are the perfect choice for this type of environment.

Why PADI Continuing Education Drysuit Diver?

Some of the worlds most spectacular and challenging dives can be found in the cooler, more temperate waters of the world - fascinating wrecks, abundant marine life and some amazing underwater landscapes! The PADI Drysuit Speciality is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to safely explore these cooler waters.

Upcoming Courses (back to top)

The above list is limited to the next 5 courses. Please visit the upcoming courses page for more. There may be additional courses to those listed here please contact us to discuss your requirements.

How do I book myself on a course?

To book yourself on a course please select one of the courses above, send us a message, and we will get back to you to discuss further details.

Course Comments...

Below are comments from previous customers who have taken this course. If you have taken this course with us within the past six months please feel free to post your comments.

"After a session of drysuit theory, I slipped into some fleece thermals and stepped into a neoprene drysuit for the first time.
Being used to a wetsuit it was a little strange at first with the snug neck seal and rear shoulder zip ( what if I need a wee in a rush ? ).
Wearing an extra 4kg, did a perfect buoyancy check, dealt with my wet arm via a small adjustment and off we went.
Enjoyed being spun upside down and the buoyancy exercises. Never been so warm in the quarry. The well fitting drysuit didn't give me any squeeze issues at depth when trialled in stages.
I now feel confident to drysuit a UK winter dive.
Many thanks as always to Simon and James for their diligence"

From Jason Cross, course taken May 2017

"What an experience! We had a great time on our Padi Dry Suit course.

Rob, Simon and the team are professional, thorough and really very good fun.

After learning to dive on holiday we wanted to be able to dive in the UK and so we came to Cardiff Scuba for the dry suit course. It was fantastic! The guys worked really hard to make the whole thing run smoothly. We needed get our confidence with the different suit and Rob was great at explaining the theory and coaching us through the practical.

You can tell that these guys really know their stuff but they also make sure your having a good time whilst your learning.

We'll be back for some more dives soon!


From Jonah & Steve, course taken November 2016

"We concluded the Drysuit diver course and like to thank Rob, Mark and Matthew for the instructions provided, the attention to detail and for making it an enjoyable experience.

We'll be in touch for other continued education opportunities. Thanks Guys!"

From Peter & Joshua Creutzberg, course taken August 2014

"A massive thanks to Rob and his team, having never dived in Drysuits before this course is essential to anyone who wants to expanding their knowledge and understanding of diving in Drysuits. Ultimately opening new diving horizons.

The course was run in a extremely professional way, every detail and task clearly explained, with confidence instilled into you.

A fun atmosphere, with a keen approach to your knowledge,learning and safety.

Many thanks to you all, pairticarly, Rob, Matthew and Simon, hope to see you soon Gwyn"

From Gwyn Nash, course taken April 2014

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Further information on PADI Continuing Education Drysuit Diver (back to top)

PADI Continuing Education Drysuit Diver

What do I need to start?

PADI Drysuit Speciality Manual

What will I do?

Topics covered in this speciality course include: drysuit construction, undersuits, diving techniques, safety and emergencies, maintanance ad repair.

These topics are covered with one theory session, one confined water (pool) dive, and one day of open water diving (to inlcude two dives).

How long will it take?

The theory and pool sessions are held on the same weekday evening (usually a Thursday). The open water dives will take place on the following Saturday (i.e. two days later)

What previous experience do I need?

To enrol on the PADI Drysuit Speciality, you must be at least 12 years of age and hold an (Junior) Open Water Certificate, or equivalent from another training agency.

What do the fees include?

All professional tuition All equipment required for the course All Pool costs Course Manual All airfills required for course Insurance costs while on the course All registration fees with PADI upon completion.

What don't fees include?

Entry fee to dive site used for the Open Water dives Costs of transportation to and from dive sites Any personal costs (eg. food, drink, accommodation)

What can I do once I'm qualified?

The Drysuit course will open up your diving opportunites. You will now be able to dive in colder climates, and increase the length of your diving season in this country.

This Specialty certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for your Master Scuba Diver certification