Knowing how to dive with a drysuit greatly increases your dive opportunities the whole year ‘round. Gone are the days of the water or air being too cold.
Dry suits are easy to use but require training before you plunge into the open water. Unplanned, feet-first rapid ascents are not cool. They are hazardous to your health; avoid them.
Staying dry while under water affords the wearing of warm, snuggly undergarments. As on land, layering is the answer. When divers are warm, they pay better attention to other important details such as buoyancy and surroundings thereby enjoying more of what the underwater world has to offer. When thermally comfortable, anxiety levels drop and positive attitudes increase. Dive dry and learn this for yourself.
This course has the following prerequisites:
- Be at least 12 years old.
- Possess a minimum of Open Water Diver certification.
- Be able to either answer No to all of the questions on the RSTC Medical History form, or secure a physician’s approval prior to taking part.
This course consists of two classroom/pool sessions (mostly pool). If you would like to receive a Specialty Diver certification for this course, you must also complete two open-water training dives. Your instructor will have details.
All classroom and pool training take place right here at Harry’s Dive Shop. We are among the few dive centers in the country with our own indoor, heated swimming pool. This 16-foot-deep pool was designed specifically for diver training. It provides unbeatable convenience and enjoyment.
This course is available to individuals, couples and other small groups on demand, subject only to time of year and instructor availability. Please contact Harry’s Dive Shop for more information.
Course fees may vary depending on group size, time of year and other factors. Base price for a group of at least two people is $250 per person. Please contact Harry’s Dive Shop for more information.
The course fee includes:
- All instruction.
- Self-study materials.
Students are responsible for supplying:
- Personal diving equipment (see list below).
- Certification card processing.
You can deduct $100 from the course fee if you supply your own dry suit. You can deduct $200 if you bought that suit from Harry’s Dive Shop.
Your instructor will have details and costs for the optional open-water training dives.
students are responsible for supplying the following:
- Mask, snorkel, fins.
- Weight system, weights.
- Adequate exposure protection.
- One cylinder.*
- Buoyancy Control Device (BC).*
- Regulator/alternate air source.*
- Dry suit.*
*If you do not own these items, you can use ones from the rental department at Harry’s Dive Shop for the pool session. Dry suit rental for open-water training dives is $75/day.
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