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Dry Suit Diver Specialty

Class Description: The Dry Suit Diver Specialty is popular in areas such as Wisconsin where local lakes and quarries can get cold during late fall to early spring and get cold below the thermocline. This course teaches you how to use a dry suit that will keep you better insulated from the cold water and make your deeper/winter dives more enjoyable.

About the Class: You begin by reviewing the Dry Suit Diver Manual and completing the Knowledge Reviews. We have a classroom session to go over the knowledge reviews, discuss dry suit maintenance and techniques of diving with a dry suit. We go to a local pool to practice these techniques and get you comfortable with using your dry suit. We then complete two open water dives with you putting what you learned into practice.

What You Can Do: You can more comfortably use your dry suit to dive cooler waters and/or stay down longer, while being protected from the elements.

Prerequisites: You must be at least 10 years old and an Open Water Diver.

Equipment: You will need a dry suit and an appropriate regulator if diving in cold water.

Costs: Info coming soon.

What's Next: The Dry Suit Diver Specialty counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating. If you enjoy the longer bottom times that you comfortably spend in a dry suit, you will want to consider getting your Enriched Air Diver Specialty. You can take a Tec 40-45-50 course that will allow you to stay down longer and go beyond the no-decompression limits.

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